• March 28, 2014
    What Promotes Resilience Among Alaska Native Youth?
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth

    This article describes the findings of a recent study that looked at the everyday struggles of Alaska Native teens and how they have dealt with these challenges. The authors of the study found that the means through which Alaska Native youth found strength during difficult times, such as helping their families and giving back to their communities, reflect unique cultural values and provide insight into how providers can promote health among this population. Learn more.

  • February 28, 2014
    Girls Matter! Webinar Series
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Dates: March 13, April 22, May 20, June 10, and July 24, 2014
    Girls Matter! Is a six-part webinar series, developed by SAMHSA, that will cover challenges, opportunities, and strategies for supporting the behavioral health and development of girls, ages 12–18. The planned topics for these monthly, 90-minute webinars are as follows. Learn more.
    February 25, 2014: Growing Up Girl: Adolescent Development and the Unique Issues Facing Girls
    March 13, 2014: The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health Challenges of Adolescent Girls
    April 22, 2014: Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
    May 20, 2014: Digital Girls: Confession, Connection, and Disconnection
    June 10, 2014: Sanctuary and Supports for Girls in Crisis
    July 24, 2014: The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports 

  • 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, 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.