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Oct

18

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Self-Care Resource for Health Outreach

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 0 comments

Health Outreach Partners (HOP) has developed Self-Care: Taking Care of Ourselves So We Can Take Care of Others, a resource for health center outreach workers, though the information applies to many types of outreach. This guides shares: the benefits of self-care the need for self-care the role organizations play how to develop a self-care practice… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

Sep

12

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Roadmap to Behavioral Health

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA recently released a new publication titled, Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. This new guide was designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Sep

05

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Sep

05

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September is National Recovery Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. A 2017 Recovery Month Toolkit is available that includes logos, banners,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Aug

01

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SAMHSA Briefs on behavioral health of AANHIP boys and young men

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In the SAMHSA blog post “Bringing Greater Awareness to AANHPI Behavioral Health”, Drs. Huang and Chau from SAMHSA share some information and new resources about behavioral health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) boys and young men. Two notable briefs are A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Boys and… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Jun

27

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

01

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

During June, the Office of Minority Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OMH) invites you to join the observance of Men’s Health Month and the efforts to encourage men and boys to take steps to live healthier. On average, men in the U.S. die five and a half years earlier… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jun

01

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HHS announces over $70 million in grants to address the opioid crisis

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD announced the availability of over $70 million over multiple years to help communities and healthcare providers prevent opioid overdose deaths and provide treatment for opioid use disorder. HHS Secretary Tom Price, “Building partnerships and providing resources to state and local governments as well as non-government organizations are… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

May

09

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Coping with Grief and Loss?

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Grief is often associated with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief, including divorce or relationship… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

Apr

12

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Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

This free guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is designed as an aid for those who assist with transitions from correctional facilities. It provides behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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