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New Policy Brief on Mental Health Service Provision by CAH-Based Rural Health Clinics

Mental Health Service Provision by Critical Access Hospital-Based Rural Health Clinics

Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series: Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

This report was prepared for the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under contract number HHSS283201700001/ 75S20319F42002 with SAMHSA. Donelle Johnson served as contracting officer representative.

SAMHSA Guide: Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

PDF: https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/SAMHSA_Digital_Download/PE…

Grief counseling products, training events available this summer

 

Editors' Note: This story ran in our July newsletter, published July 1.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences have caused significant loss, including lives, livelihoods and social/physical connections — and it has impacted how we grapple with death and mourning.

 

New webinar series to shed light on family peer support systems

 

Editors' Note: This story ran in our July newsletter, published July 1.

 

Families of persons with serious mental illness play an important role in the lives of their loved ones. In addition to being caring siblings, parents or spouses, they often function as caregivers and can be an asset to any mental health team to assure optimal benefit of treatment.

 

July Opioid Awareness Month Article: Prescription Opioid Misuse Awareness

Prescription opioid misuse remains a major issue in the United States. While there have been encouraging signs of declining use, there is still much work to be done. In 2018, past-year prescription pain reliever misuse nationally was 3.6 percent. Although this was a decline from 4.1 percent in 2017, prescription pain relievers were still the most commonly used substance behind alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana.[1] Also in 2018, there were 12,552 fatal prescription opioid-involved overdoses in the United States.

Policy Brief Describing Major Depression and Treatment among Rural Adults

Major Depression, Treatment Receipt, and Treatment Sources among Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Adults

NEW Minority to Priority Product for the Field

 

We are excited to release one of newest products under our strategic initiative "Minority to Priority"!

 
 

Minority to Priority Objectives: 

Focus on the impact of implicit bias and microaggression disparities experienced by African Americans in substance use treatment. 

Contribute to the body of literature and research on the nuanced view of African-American equity/disparities regarding retention to SUD treatment. 

New Online Learning Center Launching in July

SAMHSA, SMI Adviser and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) are enhancing the APA Learning Center this summer. Key improvements being rolled out in July include:

Naloxone for Opioid Overdose 101 Online Training

The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Violence and Injury Prevention Program developed a short 15-20 minute “Naloxone for Opioid Overdose 101” Online Training. This training describes what opioids are and how they work, the signs of an opioid overdose, what naloxone is and how it works, when and how to use naloxone and Utah laws related to naloxone. The purpose of the training is to decrease opioid overdose deaths by training the public, first responders, and public safety officers how to use naloxone.

New SSW PTTC Online Course! Opioid Overdose Prevention and Infectious Disease Control: Opportunities for Collaboration

This free 3-hour online course is designed to increase the capacity of prevention practitioners to collaborate with infectious disease control practitioners. The course focuses on how opioid misuse and overdose prevention strategies can be coordinated with infectious disease control efforts in order to align resources, increase access to focus populations, and address shared risk and protective factors.

More Information

 

SAMHSA's Tips for Teens: The Truth About Opioids (Spanish Language Version) - Consejos para adolescentes: la realidad sobre los opioides

This fact sheet published by SAMHSA in May 2020 for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short- and long-term effects, lists signs of use, and helps dispel common myths. It also can be used by prevention professionals, educators, health care providers, and others who come in contact with teens on a regular basis. Click here to access the PDF.