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October 5, 2015
SAMHSA provided up to $154.9 million to promote treatment and recovery from mental and substance use disorders
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the flooding in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

October 2, 2015
SAMHSA provides up to $649 million for programs addressing children’s mental health and substance use

October 1, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon

September 30, 2015
SAMHSA provides up to $149.7 million for integrated approaches to treat mental and substance use disorders

September 29, 2015 
Webinar: Facts and Myths about RDoC

September 28, 2015 
National Suicide Prevention Month: Update 2015

September 24, 2015
SAMHSA is providing up to $73 million to support people with mental and substance use disorders in the criminal justice system

September 21, 2015
Embracing the SPIRIT of reducing suicide
SAMHSA provides up to $312.2 million in tribal and state youth programs to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders

September 18, 2015
SAMHSA awards up to $46.8 million to prevent suicide and meet the emotional needs of those affected by disaster

September 17, 2015
More Americans continue to receive mental health services, but substance use treatment levels remain low

September 15, 2015
SAMHSA provides up to $1 million in supplemental funding to the Center of Excellence Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Post-Partum Women in Kansas City
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the wildfires in California

September 10, 2015
SAMHSA provides handbook to help people in recovery from suicide attempts
Alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drug use by teens declines; Level of youth with major depressive episodes remains high
9.4 Million American adults had serious thoughts of suicide in 2014

August 26, 2015
Psychosis Treatment Program Expands in New York

August 12, 2015
Webinar Series – Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health

August 12, 2015
SAMHSA recognizes honorees at the 10th anniversary Voice Awards

July 30, 2015
53 million adults in the US live with a disability
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the fatal shootings on the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana

July 24, 2015
Attention-Control Video Game Curbs Combat Vets’ PTSD Symptoms

July 24, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the fatal shootings in Lafayette, Louisiana

July 16, 2015 
NIH joins with women’s organization to debut postpartum depression video
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the fatal shootings in Tennessee

July 10, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the flood in Nevada

July 1, 2015 
Boys More Likely to Have Antipsychotics Prescribed, Regardless of Age
Report finds gaps in treatment for some behavioral health conditions among racial/ethnic minority populations and people without health insurance

June 18, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina

June 15, 2015
SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Helps Children Recover and Thrive with New Campaign

June 11, 2015 
Study May Help Department of Veterans Affairs Find Patients with High Risk of Suicide

May 26, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the flooding in the south central plains

May 22, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California

May 21, 2015
4.3 million Americans working full time had an anxiety disorder in the past year

May 20, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $24.6 million in planning grants for states to help implement Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

May 13, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the Philadelphia train disaster

May 07, 2015
Grammy-Nominee Mary Lambert Joins SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 1, 2015
The NIMH Research Domain Criteria

April 30, 2015 
Souped-up Remote Control Switches Behaviors On-and-off in Mice

April 29, 2015 
Brain Circuitry for Positive vs Negative Memories Discovered in Mice

April 28, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the community unrest stemming from the events in Baltimore, Maryland

April 24, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $44.2 million for PPHF-2015 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (RFA No. SM-15-004)
SAMHSA Recognizes Grammy Nominee Mary Lambert at National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

April 23, 2015 
A New Look at Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use Among Adults

April 2, 2015
SAMHSA’s suicide prevention mobile app to help health care providers save lives

April 1, 2015
CDC publishes first national study on use of behavioral therapy, medication and dietary supplements for ADHD in children

March 26, 2015 
New NIMH Strategic Plan Aims to Focus, Accelerate Mental Health Research

March 11, 2015
SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Mobile App to help health care providers save lives

March 9, 2015
“Grey’s Anatomy’s” Chandra Wilson to host 10th anniversary Voice Awards ceremony
SAMHSA unveils new Suicide Prevention Mobile App

March 3, 2015 
Pioneering NIMH Data Sharing

February 27, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by tragedy in Tyrone, Missouri

February 25, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $6.2 million for the 2015 Campus Suicide Prevention grants

February 12, 2015
SAMHSA releases resource addressing behavioral health needs of adopted children

February 11, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $45.5 million for grants to help states provide services to address veteran's and chronic homelessness

February 11, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to nearly $51.5 million for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Health Professions Student Training grants

February 10, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $13.6 million for Project LAUNCH Expansion grants

February 9, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $28.8 million for State Youth Treatment Implementation grants

February 4, 2015
SAMHSA to fund enhancements to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Disaster Distress Helpline

January 29, 2015 
Disorders Share Risk Gene Pathways for Immune, Epigenetic Regulation
Affordable Care Act broadens insurance coverage for behavioral healthcare for young adults

January 26, 2015
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by severe snow storms throughout the Northeastern US
SAMHSA’s new report tracks the behavioral health of America
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $1.4 million in Statewide Family Network Program grants

January 23, 2015
Webinar Series - Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $140 million in Strategic Prevention Framework grants
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $28.1 million for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) grant

January 22, 2015
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $163.2 million in Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grants

January 21, 2015
Brain Recalls Old Memories via New Pathways

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

Editorials 

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

Speeches 

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

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