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Great Lakes ATTC at NAADAC: Navigating Self-Disclosure:

Look for the Great Lakes ATTC at the 2020 Annual NAADAC Virtural Conference! 

Kris Kelly  and Laura Saunders, MSSW, will be presenting a breakout session:Navigating Self-Disclosure 
Friday, September 25
12:30-1:30pm ET

SAMHSA Releases New Toolkit

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce the release of Screening and Follow-Up for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Quality Improvement Change Package for Health Plans, a toolkit to help health plans address unhealthy alcohol use among their members and improve reporting of the HEDIS alcohol measure using electronic clinical data.  This Change Package was developed with funding from SAMHSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the National Committee for Quality Assurance.


Infographic on How to Prepare for a Video Appointment from SMI Adviser

Many individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have not had a telehealth visit and may not know how to prepare for one.

Mental health clinicians can use this simple tip sheet from SMI Adviser to guide individuals through the steps to get ready for telehealth visits. It helps them identify what they can do in advance to prepare, and also what to do on the day of their appointment.


Southwest FEP Evaluation Report

View the Southwest FEP Conference Evaluation Report in detail or View the Conference Debrief.

The Southwest First Episode Psychosis Conference (SWFEP) was hosted by the South Southwest MHTTC Network from August 3-5th 2020. This three-day training event brought together early psychosis mental health providers, experts on first episode psychosis, and hundreds of participants attending virtually.

Class of 2020 - National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program

NLBHA, the NHL ATTC and PTTC teams are proud and honored to present the 2020 National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program Graduates. We cannot wait to see the great things they will accomplish in their careers and the beautiful impact they will continue to bring to our communities.

Ana Vizoso, MA, LPC, LAC

Suicide Prevention Videos

The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC and PTTC joins mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members to promote Suicide Prevention month. Together we can all prevent suicide.

Disponible en Español

La Centros Nacionales Hispano Latino ATTC y la PTTC se unen a defensores de la salud mental, organizaciones de prevención, sobrevivientes, aliados y miembros de la comunidad para promover el mes de la Prevención del Suicidio. Juntos podemos prevenir el suicidio.

Disponible en Portugués

Mental Distress Among Adults by Disability Status and Type

Frequent Mental Distress Among Adults, by Disability Status, Disability Type, and Selected Characteristics — United States, 2018

September 11, 2020 - In the United States, an estimated 17.4 million adults with disabilities experience frequent mental distress, 4.6 times more often than adults without disabilities. Adults with disabilities are also more likely to live below the federal poverty level – another disadvantaged demographic regarding mental health. Adults living below the federal poverty level report mental distress 70% more often than those in higher income households.

Southeast ATTC: Town Hall Meeting | The Impact of Opioids in the African American Community


Date And Time

Thu, September 17, 2020

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT


Join us and our panelists in an open discussion on how the rise in opioid use and overdoses has impacted the African American community.

About this Event

Southeast ATTC: Aging, the Opioid Epidemic, and Care Considerations


Thursday, September 24th

12:30 -1:30 pm ET/ 11:30 -12:30 pm CT

Audience: Community Coalitions

Event Description:
This presentation will go over the intersections
of aging and the opioid epidemic with some care
considerations for working with older adults who
may suffer from opioid addiction or misuse.
Additionally, there will be a brief overview of
broader social and ecological determinants that may
impact the opioid epidemic and addiction.