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Winter 2014, Volume 22, Number 1

Girl against lockers with text "Bullying: Dispelling Myths, Enhancing Prevention"

Bullying: Dispelling Myths, Enhancing Prevention

Bullying results from a complex combination of factors requiring a multidisciplinary response to prevention.

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Project LIFT Seeks Leadership Program Applicants

Project LIFT Seeks Leadership Program Applicants

SAMHSA's Project LIFT (Leadership Initiatives for Tomorrow) is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of emerging leaders serving communities in greatest need of behavioral health services.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program Awards $56.9 Million

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program Awards $56.9 Million

SAMHSA has awarded up to $56.9 million in grants for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students program.

Save the Date: Leadership Forum and SAMHSA's Prevention Day

Save the Date: Leadership Forum and SAMHSA's Prevention Day

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 24th National Leadership Forum and SAMHSA's 10th Prevention Day Exit Disclaimer will take place February 3-6, 2014 in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, DC.

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Taking a Stand against Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and that may be repeated over time.

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Also In This Issue
Preventing Opioid Overdose and Accidental Death

Preventing Opioid Overdose and Accidental Death

How do you prevent someone from overdosing on opioid drugs and medications? SAMHSA's Prevention toolkit has answers.

Underage Drinking: Interactive Tool Helps Parents "Start the Talk"

Underage Drinking: Interactive Tool Helps Parents "Start the Talk"

New online simulation gives parents an opportunity to practice having the talk about alcohol with kids.

PCP-Related Emergency Department Visits Rise 400 Percent

PCP-Related Emergency Department Visits Rise 400 Percent

SAMHSA's Drug Abuse Warning Network reveals an alarming rise in PCP emergency department visits between 2005 and 2011.

Final Parity Rule Issued

Final Parity Rule Issued

Learn what the final rule on the Federal Parity Law means for insurance coverage of behavioral health services.

Affordable Care Act Update

Affordable Care Act Update

Q&As on the Health Insurance Marketplace and the latest on efforts to enroll consumers.

Highlights from the Voice Awards 2013

Highlights from the Voice Awards 2013

Honoring consumer leaders and the entertainment industry for raising awareness of behavioral health concerns.