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SAMHSA to Launch New "Office of Recovery"

          The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is launching an Office of Recovery, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to advance the agency’s commitment to, and support of, recovery for all Americans. September marks National Recovery Month, and in organizing this new office, SAMHSA will now have a dedicated team with a deep understanding of recovery to promote policies, programs and services to those in or seeking recovery.

SDOH series picks up Oct. 21 with webinars on education, child trauma

Editors' Note: This story ran in our October newsletter, published Oct. 4.

 

The next webinar in our series Context Clues: Using Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to Enhance Treatment will cover education and child trauma from 12-1 p.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 21.

 

Click here to register. Each webinar in this series, produced in collaboration with Aetna Better Health of Kansas, is divided into two flash presentations. A certificate for half of a contact hour will be provided upon completion of each session.

 

Now available: ARC Workbook for Professionals

Editors' Note: This story ran in our October newsletter, published Oct. 4.

 

The Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) Workbook for Professionals is now available.

 

Learners either following along with the modules individually or as part of an organization can now access the core modules' activities and take notes or write down reflections on the content via an engaging workbook. The interactive workbook features fillable text boxes that work with Adobe, the default PDF-opener for most people.

 

Now available: 3 infographic briefs make case for integrated care

Editors' Note: This story ran in our October newsletter, published Oct. 4.

 

Three new infographic briefs explaining the benefits of integrated behavioral health and primary care are available for free to health care professionals and students.

 

Webinar, learning community to introduce Classroom WISE to SMH professionals

Editors' Note: This story ran in our October newsletter, published Oct. 4.

 

Educators and school personnel are invited to join us for a free webinar from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, to learn about Classroom WISE as well as our 2021-2022 Promoting Educator Mental Health Literacy: A Mid-America MHTTC Regional Learning Community.

 

SAMHSA Invests $825M in Community Mental Health Centers

          The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced an $825 million investment in Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) across the US. This distribution of funds to 231 CMHCS will enable CMHCs to more effectively address the needs of individuals who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or serious mental illness (SMI), as well as individuals with SED or SMI and substance use disorders, referred to as a co-occurring disorder (COD). To learn more about SAMHSA's investment in CMHCs, please click here.  

Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality

October 10 is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is: Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality! The pandemic has created new challenges for maintaining mental wellness and ongoing shortages in the behavioral health workforce make it difficult to meet the ongoing and increased need for mental health care.

Webinar 10/5: In Conversation With Peers: Mental Illness Awareness Week

Join the Mental Health America in this webinar, In Conversation With Peers: Mental Illness Awareness Week on Tuesday, October 5, 2021
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

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