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New York firefighter Chris Agazzi at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Ground Zero, September, 11, 2002Disaster Preparedness:
Manual Provides Guidance

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Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance and Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs

These two publications are available through SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center: P.O. Box 42490, Washington, DC 20015. Telephone: 1 (800) 789-CMHS (2647) or 1 (866) 889-2647 (TTY).

Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning, State and Local Guide (SLG) 101, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This document is available in hard copy from FEMA's Printing and Publications Branch. To place an order, write to FEMA, P.O. Box 2102, Jessup, MD 20794-2012; fax: (301) 362-5335; or telephone: 1 (800) 480-2520. Include title, item number (9-1051), short title (SLG 101), quantity requested, and name, address, and daytime phone number.

Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism: A Public Health Strategy, Institute of Medicine

Call 1 (888) 624-8373 (customer service line for the publisher, National Academies Press). This Institute of Medicine (IOM) report highlights critical issues in responding to the psychological effects of terrorism. The report includes recommendations for training and educating service providers to ensure appropriate guidelines for the protection of service providers. Information is also included on how to develop public health surveillance for factors leading to psychological consequences. To assist the committee preparing the report, SAMHSA, together with the IOM and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a workshop to assess the immediate and long-term consequences of terrorism. Several SAMHSA staff members were among those presenting at the workshop.

Communicating in a Crisis: Risk Communications Guidelines for Public Officials

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Disaster Preparedness: Mental Health & Substance Abuse
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    President's Commission Recommends Transforming Mental Health System
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  • Goals in a Transformed Mental Health System

    Rise in Drug-Abuse-Related Narcotic Pain Medications Seen in Emergency Rooms
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  • Emergency Department Mentions of Marijuana Among Patients Age 12 to 17 and Age 18 to 25
  • Emergency Department Mentions of Alcohol-in-Combination, Cocaine, Heroin, and Marijuana
    Minority Fellowship Program Extends Training, Expands Treatment

    Initiative Counters Stigma and Discrimination

    Publications Available on Financing of Mental Health Services

    Disaster Preparedness: Conference Strengthens State Efforts

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    22 Million Americans Suffer from Substance Dependence or Abuse
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  • Perceived Treatment Need and Efforts To Get Treatment Among Persons Who Needed But Did Not Receive Treatment for Illicit Drugs
  • Co-Occurrence of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Age 18 or Older

    SAMHSA Offers Manual for Competitive Grant Applications
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  • SAMHSA Awards New Grants

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