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The Southeast MHTTC Publishes Column in Psychiatric Services

This column describes a mixed-methods needs assessment conducted by the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) to identify regional mental health priorities in eight states of the southeastern United States. The six priority areas identified were mental health workforce, school-based mental health, suicide prevention, peer workforce, criminal justice and mental health, and supported housing. These regional priorities inform the Southeast MHTTC’s activities and can be used to promote collaborative exchange and problem solving among State Mental Health Agencies.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Abatement of Harms from the Opioid Epidemic

The nation's leading experts in addiction research, treatment, and policy, released a comprehensive report outlining recommendations for addressing the opioid crisis. Evidence-Based Strategies for Abatement of Harms from the Opioid Epidemic provides clear guidance on abatement strategies based on decades of research evidence.

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SDSU Extension To Assess Farm-Ranch Stress Statewide

SDSU Extension To Assess Farm-Ranch Stress Statewide

November 27, 2020 - South Dakota State University Extension will conduct a statewide needs assessment to help agricultural producers manage stress, utilizing a U.S. Department of Agriculture program called the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network. The program is a 12-state collaborative that addresses stress management and mental health resources in the North Central region.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by Friday, Jan. 15, for peer learning community

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

 

Good news: We're extending the application deadline for Sustaining Pediatric Integrated Primary Care During a Pandemic Learning Community to 5 p.m. CT Friday, Jan. 15.

 

Bonus webinar sheds light on equity considerations for integrated care providers serving Native populations

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

 

Dr. Anitra Warrior of Morningstar Counseling in Lincoln, Nebraska, delivered a bonus presentation on equity considerations primarily pertaining to Native populations in supplement to the October iteration of our Coming Home to Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Health series.

 

Dr. Warrior was slated to speak during the Oct. 30 webinar, Considerations in Maintaining Equity on Our Path to Pediatric Primary Care, but was unable to do so due to a family emergency.

 

Grief Sensitivity Learning Institute resources now available

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

 

All November Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute materials, including webinar recordings, slides, FAQ documents, and more, are now available here — for free.

 

Over the course of two days, more than 4,000 people attended the virtual learning institute, geared toward providing front-line workers with tools and strategies that can be used when addressing the needs of individuals experiencing grief and loss during COVID-19 and beyond.

 

Boots on the Ground: Community-based programming to reduce stigma and racial disparities in access to opioid use disorder services

The Boots on the Ground Virtual Conference will explore, through a Black community lens, the power of innovative, community-based approaches to help people with opioid use disorder.