• #IAmHHS: Finding the Essence of Public Service in Making a Difference January 17, 2018
    Summary: Jean Bennett says one of her main jobs as a SAMHSA official is making sure that when there is a conversation about health, behavioral health is at the table. As the Region III administrator for SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, I have the privilege of working with and serving the people […]
  • Finding Hope for People Suffering From Mental Illness and Addiction January 12, 2018
    Prevention & Treatment I often found that my psychiatric practice’s patients diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or another mental illness also were living with untreated drug or alcohol problems. The presence of both substance abuse and mental illness is known as a co-occurring disorder.  Left untreated, this condition poses a serious threat to an individual’s […]
  • Leadership Announcement January 9, 2018
    It is my pleasure to announce that Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, M.P.H., has joined SAMHSA as the first Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. The Policy Lab was created as part of the 21st Century Cures Act and promotes innovation and the dissemination and adoption of evidence-based practices and service […]
  • #IAmHHS: A Personal Loss Motivates Drive for Integrated Care December 21, 2017
    Summary: Cindy Kemp helps people with serious mental illnesses get the help, treatment services and recovery supports they need, so they can lead healthy lives. Can you imagine having a chronic condition like diabetes and not being able to receive the treatment that you need? Or not knowing where or how to get treatment or having […]
  • Prevention Works on College Campuses December 18, 2017
    Substance misuse is a major issue on college campuses. Young adults, including college students, have the highest rates of behavioral health needs and the lowest rates of help-seeking behavior. We’re confronting these problems head on. I’m pleased to share that SAMHSA has a new information kit aimed at college and university prevention practitioners, health center […]

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