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Summer 2013, Volume 21, Number 3

President Obama launches National Conference on Mental Health

Landmark Mental Health Conference Convened

President Obama gathered leaders, advocates, and consumers at a recent White House conference on mental health to discuss how people can work together to reduce negative attitudes and encourage those with mental health problems to seek help. Read more.




SAMHSA In Brief
The Voice Awards - September 2013

Voice Awards

SAMHSA's Voice Awards recognize consumer/peer leaders and TV and film professionals who educate the public about the experiences of people with behavioral health problems. Read more.

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. Now in its 24th year, the month-long recognition event promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people do recover. Read more.

Three New SAMHSA Resources Available

Three New SAMHSA Resources Available

SAMHSA recently published "TIP 56: Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men," "Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States," and "TAP 33: Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment." All three products are now available on the SAMHSA store. Read more.

From the Administrator
Launching a National Conversation on Mental Health

Launching a National Conversation on Mental Health

On January, 16, 2013 President Barack Obama called for a "national conversation to increase understanding about mental health" and directed Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education to launch a national conversation on mental health. Read more.

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Also In This Issue
ACA Enrollment

Providing Education on New Health Care Options

Mark your calendar for October 1, 2013. That's when Americans can start enrolling in the new health insurance marketplaces and expanded Medicaid program created by the Affordable Care Act.
Read more.

Recovery Month

Recovery Month Goes International

The 24th annual National Recovery Month celebration in September includes international observances this year.
Read more.

Recovery Month

Raising Awareness of Children's Mental Health

Demi Lovato and others talk about the challenges young adults with mental health concerns face when transitioning into adulthood.
Read more.

National Prevention Week

Empowering Parents and Communities to Address Underage Drinking

A new campaign helps parents discuss the dangers of underage drinking with their kids.
Read more.

Regional Administrators' Report

Emergency Response: SAMHSA's Regional Administrators

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into New Jersey last October, the damage was unprecedented. SAMHSA's Regional Administrators had to jump into action.
Read more.