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Many young people with behavioral health issues encounter difficulties once they’re no longer eligible for publicly funded children’s mental health services, leaving some to fall through the cracks. Learn about SAMHSA efforts to meet the needs of these emerging adults.
Chiara de Blasio, daughter of the Mayor of New York City, was recognized for her story of recovery and commitment to help others on National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.
Also related, statistics on teens and young adults, a 1-year update on the White House Conference on Mental Health, and a message from the SAMHSA Administrator on 7 myths about youth aging out of the children's mental health system.
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Working with clients who have difficulty managing anger can be a challenge. SAMHSA offers a new online course, with continuing education credit, to learn effective approaches in behavioral health care settings.
Unregulated and marketed as cigarettes once were, e-cigarettes pose new concerns regarding nicotine addiction – especially for middle and high school students.
Leaders from SAMHSA and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened a forum to address workforce, integrated care, data and surveillance, and community engagement.
As part of its wellness initiative, SAMHSA focuses on preventing cardiovascular disease in individuals with behavioral health conditions. Peer groups were given funds to form community walking groups, peer support buddies, nutrition and cooking workshops, and other community-based efforts.
One year after President Obama’s White House Conference on Mental Health, a lot has happened to further support in communities throughout the United States. Learn about SAMHSA’s funding to support Now is the Time efforts.
SAMHSA Administrator Pamela Hyde shares 7 myths associated with young adults with mental health conditions and the realities facing those aging into adulthood.
New Resources and SAMHSA Events
SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released new statistics about mental health issues among older adolescents (ages 16 and 17) and young adults (ages 18 to 25), including data on employment, education, and insurance coverage.
Exposure to alcohol before birth can cause life-long problems for infants and their families. SAMHSA’s new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) provides guidance to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancy and assist those affected by it.
This interactive page offers new training opportunities, informational resources, and events of interest to behavioral health practitioners.
SAMHSA’s newest resources and upcoming events.