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SAMHSA News - September/October 2004, Volume 12, Number 5

In Brief…

Building Bridges

photo of Building Bridges: Mental Health Consumers and Members of Faith-Based and Community Organizations in Dialogue - click to view reportSAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) recently published Building Bridges: Mental Health Consumers and Members of Faith-Based and Community Organizations in Dialogue. The 29-page booklet summarizes the findings and recommendations of a CMHS-sponsored dialogue between mental health consumers and members of diverse faith traditions and community organizations.

Two dozen invited participants attended the 2-day meeting, held in Baltimore in October 2002, to explore the roles of faith-based and community organizations in recovery for people with mental disorders. The dialogue themes and findings presented address factors that promote recovery, factors that hinder recovery, and system-level issues that impact recovery. To improve relationships between consumers and faith-based organizations, participants developed recommendations for CMHS, for faith-based organizations, and for consumers and consumer advocates. The booklet also includes excerpts from President George W. Bush's message on the faith-based and community organization initiative.

This publication can be ordered through SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Web site at www.mentalhealth.org/publications/allpubs/SMA04-3868/default.asp or by phone at 1 (800) 729-6686 or 1 (800) 487-4889 (TDD). End of Article

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Inside This Issue

Peer-to-Peer Program Promotes Recovery
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  • Part 1
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  • Part 2
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  • Examples of Peer Support Services

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  • Chart—Past-Month Use

    Youth in the Justice System: Improving Services

    Strategic Action Plans Clarify SAMHSA Matrix

    Complexities of Co-Occurring Conditions Conference - Special Report

    Complexities of Co-Occurring Conditions Conference:
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  • Part 1
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  • Part 2
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  • Part 3

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  • Conference Panels:
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  • 4 Million Have Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness, Substance Abuse
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  • Center for Excellence
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  • Resources

    SAMHSA Appoints New Members to National Advisory Council

    President Announces $100 Million Award for Substance Abuse Treatment

    Resource Promotes Employment Despite Homelessness, Mental Illness

    SAMHSA "Short Reports" on Statistics

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  • Building Bridges
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  • Mental Health, United States, 2002
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  • 2003 Survey Released

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