Fall 2012, Volume 20, Number 3
At age 16, Jordan Burnham was a popular high school student, always smiling and laughing. Being diagnosed with depression came as a surprise, as he had become an expert in hiding his feelings. Read more.
When Lauren Spiro was 16 years old, doctors told her she had chronic schizophrenia and would never recover.
Hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, earthquakes, floods, and severe drought. The United States has recently experienced all of these.
Beginning on January 1, 2014, the estimated 11 million uninsured people with mental and substance use disorders will have access to health insurance coverage.
The United States continues to gain ground in its battle against tobacco sales to youth under age 18, as a new report shows the average national retailer violation rate has reached an all-time low.
Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., has been selected to serve as the next Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).
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Now in its 23rd year, the SAMHSA-sponsored National Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders.
Cities from coast to coast joined together with SAMHSA to celebrate the second annual National Wellness Week, September 17-23.
Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers and producer Shonda Rhimes were among those recognized at SAMHSA’s Seventh Annual Voice Awards.
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