SAMHSA is Awarding up to $2.6 Million in Supplemental Funding for Suicide Prevention
Up to $1.4 million for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and nearly $1.2 million for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
SAMHSA Provides up to $974 Million for Youth Programs
Up to $231 million to promote programs addressing children's mental health and substance use issues, and up to $743 million to promote youth mental and substance use disorder prevention programs.
SAMHSA Provides up to $396 Million for Treatment and Recovery Services
Up to $82 million for programs offering treatment services to people involved in the criminal justice system who have mental and substance use disorders, up to $175 million to promote treatment and recovery from mental and substance use disorders, and up to $139 million for integrated approaches to treat mental and substance use disorders.
These programs will help provide the healthcare workforce with the behavioral health training needed to meet the needs of communities across the Nation, including underserved populations and those with specialized needs.
The revamped website includes new and updated content, which meets the requirements laid out in the Federal Digital Strategy and the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Additionally, content and data have been migrated to a secured cloud environment. The new design provides a more user-friendly layout and features topic-based organization to improve the customer experience.
From 2010 to 2011 the number of emergency department visits involving synthetic cannabinoids—so-called "synthetic marijuana" more than doubled. Visits rose from 11,406 in 2010 to 28,531 in 2011, according to a new SAMHSA report.
The report, CBHSQ Data Review: Past Year Mental Disorders among Adults in the United States, includes information on the prevalence of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, adjustment disorders, and psychotic symptoms.
SAMHSA Announces FY 2015–2018 Strategic Plan "Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation"
The strategic plan outlines how SAMHSA will continue to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, promote emotional health and wellness, address prevention of substance use disorders and mental illness, and increase access to effective treatment and support recovery.