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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
May/June 2009, Volume 17, Number 3 

Children’s Mental Health Photo Gallery

SAMHSA’s 2009 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day celebration took place on May 7 at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. The youth performers came together from different regions of the Nation for one night of celebration. From spoken word performances to guitar solos, from Native American dance to classical piano, the youth showed how the arts are helping them to thrive in spite of mental health challenges. All photos in this gallery are by Paola Sanmartin.

photo of Mya Meriweather, 16

Mya Meriweather, 16

 

photo of Jasmine Flenoy, 16

Jasmine Flenoy, 16

photo of Twilight’s Solomon Trimble

Twilight’s Solomon Trimble

photo of Marquita Jones, 19

Marquita Jones, 19)

 photo of Sam Stache, 17

Sam Stache, 17

photo of Marquee James, 15

Marquee James, 15

photo of Eddie Ortiz, 17

Eddie Ortiz, 17

photo of Max Heath, 18, and Kristian Smith, 18

Max Heath, 18, and Kristian Smith, 18

photo of The Cheetah Girls’ Sabrina Bryan

The Cheetah Girls’ Sabrina Bryan

photo of Marquee James and Max Heath

Marquee James (left) and Max Heath (right)

photo of performers and co-hosts taking a bow

As the audience applauded, the entire cast of young performers took a well-earned bow.






President’s Budget

President’s Budget

FY2010 Budget sustains critical programs.


  Treatment Improvement  
   Protocols  
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviors

Addressing Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviors

From CSAT, TIP 50 offers guidance to substance abuse counselors on how to help clients who may be in crisis.


  Medication-Assisted Treatment  
Buprenorphine: Guide for Nurses

Buprenorphine: Guide for Nurses

Specific guidance for nurses and nurse care managers.

Methadone Safety

Methadone Safety

Safe use of methadone, a medication for opioid addiction, is the focus of a new campaign.


  Data on Depression  
MDE and Youth

MDE and Youth

In 2007, 2 million adolescents had a major depressive episode.

MDE and Adults

More than 16 million adults struggle with depression.


  Focus on Children  
Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental Health Awareness Day

Eight young people take center stage in a celebration of the arts as a way to cope with mental health problems. Photo Gallery.

Data on Children, Parents, Drugs

More than 8.3 million children lived with a parent who was dependent on or abused alcohol or drugs during the past year.


  Women’s Behavioral Health  
Mental Health Publications

Mental Health Publications

“Action Steps” for professionals and “What It Means To You” for consumers are available to order.

Pregnancy & Substance Abuse

Pregnancy & Substance Abuse

How much are alcohol and drugs used during pregnancy and after childbirth?


  Recovery Month  
20th Anniversary Includes TV Spots, PSAs

20th Anniversary Includes TV Spots, PSAs

With a few months to go, the Recovery Month Web site offers flyers, banners, and more.


  Also in this Issue  
PRISM Awards

PRISM Awards

Celebrating excellence in Hollywood. Photo Gallery.

ADDERALL® & College Students

ADDERALL® & College Students

Full-time college students are twice as likely to use Adderall® nonmedically.

Real Warriors Campaign

Real Warriors Campaign

Helping service members break through stigma to ask for help.



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