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News Releases 

November 20, 2014
Nearly one in five adult Americans experienced mental illness in 2013

November 06, 2014
HRSA awards $51.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support mental health and substance abuse treatment

September 22, 2014
HHS announces $99 million in new grants to improve mental health services for young people

September 4, 2014
Report reveals the scope of substance use and mental illness affecting the nation

​​September 4, 2014​
25 Years of PTSD Research, Education and Technology Provides Comprehensive Mental Health Care for Veterans

​​September 4, 2014​
VA Rallies Community Support for Veterans During Suicide Prevention Month

August 7, 2014
Emergency department visits for drug-related suicide attempts rise over six year period

July 31, 2014
HHS awards $54.6 million in Affordable Care Act mental health services funding

May 8, 2014
Observing National Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1, 2014
Presidential Proclamation -- National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2014

March 3, 2014
Suicide in the Military: Army-NIH Funded Study Points to Risk and Protective Factors

February 20, 2014
More than One-Third of Adults Experiencing Major Depressive Episodes Did Not Talk to a Care Provider

January 29, 2014
New SAMHSA Fact Sheet Helps Behavioral Health Providers Transitioning to ICD-10

December 19, 2013
43.7 Million Americans experienced mental illness in 2012

December 10, 2013
HHS announces Affordable Care Act mental health services funding

November 8, 2013
Administration Issues Final Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Rule

September 3, 2013
Statement from HHS Secretary Sebelius on National Recovery Month

June 25, 2013
Vietnam vets with PTSD more than twice as likely to have heart disease

June 3, 2013
Background on the National Conference on Mental Health

May 21, 2013
VA, DoD and HHS Partner to Expand Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members and Families

May 17, 2013
CDC issues first comprehensive report on children’s mental health in the United States

May 13, 2013
DSM-5 and RDoC: Shared Interests

May 7, 2013
Report shows community-based programs improve the lives of young adults with mental health challenges

May 2, 2013
CDC finds suicide rates among middle-aged adults increased from 1999-2010

May 2, 2013
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Mental Health Month

March 21, 2013
NIH Study Shows People with Serious Mental Illnesses Can Lose Weight

March 1, 2013
Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots

February 20, 2013
Health Care Law Allows Consumers to Easily Find, Compare Options Starting in 2014

February 5, 2013
Smoking Among U.S. Adults with Mental Illness 70 Percent Higher Than Adults with No Mental Illness

February 1, 2013
SAMHSA Recognizes Team of Behavioral Health Advocates as Champions of Resilience, Recovery

January 16, 2013
Statement from HHS Secretary Sebelius on President’s Sandy Hook Response Plan


August 21, 2013
The Affordable Care Act and Expanding Mental Health Coverage

July 23, 2013
Spreading the Message that It’s Okay to Talk About Mental Health

July 11, 2013
Helping Victims of Childhood Trauma Heal and Recover

April 19, 2013
Addressing Unnecessary Barriers to Firearm Background Check Reporting

April 9, 2013
Increasing Access to Mental Health Services

February 4, 2013
Bring Mental Illness Out Of The Shadows


May 7, 2013
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Event

April 9, 2013
National Council for Community and Behavioral Health Care’s 43rd Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conference

Fact Sheets 

May 5, 2014
Marking the Administration's Progress on Mental Health

October 28, 2013
CMS Issues New Patient Safety Standards for Community Mental Health Centers

June 3, 2013
President Obama Applauds Commitments to Raise Awareness and Increase Understanding of Mental Health at White House Conference

June 3, 2013
Organizations Announce New Voluntary Commitments to Raise Awareness about Mental Health