Announcements

  • March 9, 2015
    SAMHSA Supports Individuals with Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    This article outlines the areas of focus and key partnerships that SAMHSA has fostered in support of, and in service to, individuals with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance. Learn more.

  • March 9, 2015
    NCFY Voices: Up From Trauma
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

    As part of FYSB's event “Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action” in October 2014, multiple young people shared their personal stories and recommendations for serving youth more effectively. One of the speakers, Anthony Ross, who witnessed violence in his home as a child and ended up homeless as a teenager, shared his story of perseverance. Learn more.

  • March 2, 2015
    Five Point Plan to Improve the Nation’s Mental Health
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    This blog post, written by SAMHSA officials Pamela Hyde and Paolo Del Vecchio, includes five steps America could take that would immediately and greatly improve the mental health system and help ensure delivery of high quality care for individuals with mental illness. Learn more.

  • March 2, 2015
    National Prevention Week: May 17-23, 2015
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    National Prevention Week is an opportunity to increase public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. The goals of National Prevention week include involving communities in raising awareness of behavioral health issues, fostering partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations, and promoting and disseminating quality behavioral health resources and publications. Learn more.

  • March 2, 2015
    Funding Opportunity: 2015 Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Application Deadline: April 20, 2015
    The purpose of the Campus Suicide Prevention Grant program is to facilitate a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities in building essential capacity and infrastructure to support expanded efforts to promote wellness and help-seeking of all students.  Additionally, this grant will offer outreach to vulnerable students, including those experiencing substance abuse and mental health problems, who are at greater risk for suicide and suicide attempts. Learn more.

  • March 2, 2015
    Funding Opportunities: Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    The purpose of these programs is to provide funding to states, territories, and tribes to develop a comprehensive strategic plan in order to improve treatment for adolescents  and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders in order to assure that they have access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services.

    State Youth Treatment-Implementation Cooperative Agreements
    Application Deadline: April 2, 2015
    The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to expand services for the population of focus, involve families and youth in informing policy and practice, expand the qualified workforce, disseminate evidence-based practices (EPBs), develop funding and payment strategies that support EBP’s, and improve interagency collaboration.

    State Youth Treatment-Planning Cooperative Agreement
    Application Deadline: April 6, 2015
    The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to expand services for the population of focus, increase screening of youth in diverse provider settings, expand the qualified workforce, develop funding and payment strategies which are practical and support EBPs, develop/expand an existing provider collaborative, and adopt/enhance an existing data infrastructure/management information system.

  • February 23, 2015
    The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health of Adolescent Girls — A "Girls Matter!" Webinar
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    The second of three webinars in the "Girls Matter!" series addresses common behavioral health issues among adolescent girls and provides effective coping strategies. Learn more.

  • February 23, 2015
    Growing Up Girl — A "Girls Matter!" Webinar
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    The first of three webinars in the "Girls Matter!" series provides an overview of the growth and development of adolescent girls. Key topics include biological, social, cultural, and societal factors that influence their maturation, impact of media on self-esteem, reproductive health, and teen dating violence. Learn more.

  • January 26, 2015
    Funding Opportunity: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Application Deadline: March 2, 2015
    The purpose of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center grant program is to build national capacity for preventing suicide by providing technical assistance, training, and resources to assist states, tribes, organizations, SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith and other SAMHSA grantees, and individuals to develop suicide prevention strategies that advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention with the overall goal of reducing suicides and suicidal behaviors in the nation. Learn more.

  • October 24, 2014
    SAMHSA’s KSOC-TV: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Date: October 27, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m. EST
    This webisode will explore the principles of a trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions designed to address the consequences of trauma among children, youth, and families. Learn more.

  • October 24, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: Mental Health Training Initiative for State and Local Juvenile Detention and Correctional Systems
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    Application Date: October 31, 2014
    Six sites will have the opportunity to receive instruction on the Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice, developed to educate juvenile justice staff about adolescent development, mental health disorders and treatment, the critical role of families, and practical strategies for engaging and interacting with youth. OJJDP and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation jointly support this initiative. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Webinar: Suicide Prevention for Alaska Native Communities
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health

    Date: September 23, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
    Presenters will provide an overview of suicide in Alaska and describe strategies to promote mental wellness and reduce suicide among Alaska Natives. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    SAMHSA’S Prevention Day: February 3, 2014
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    SAMHSA will hold its annual Prevention Day on February 3, 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland, in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum. With the theme “The Power of Prevention: Strengthening Behavioral Health and Public Health for the Next Decade,” Prevention Day will feature speakers, plenaries, and workshops that will provide information on effective programs and the latest prevention-related developments in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. Learn more.

  • November 27, 2013
    OK2TALK: Help for Youth

    Developed by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured on MentalHealth.gov, OK2TALK is a new campaign that aims to encourage young people struggling with mental health challenges to talk about their experiences, without fear of stigma, and to create opportunities for open conversations in schools, in the workplace, and among families about mental health. The campaign includes TV and radio PSAs and an online community where youth can share their story by submitting creative content. Learn more.