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2011-03-04 00:00:28

Confidential Suicide Prevention Hotline Provides Veterans 24/7 Access to Help Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new public service announcement (PSA) today to address the critical need to help veterans in crisis by raising awareness about suicide prevention resources such as the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). "On average, 18 veterans per day take their own lives," said Sonja V. Batten, Ph.D., Assistant...

2011-01-28 07:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Ad Council today expanded efforts to continue to provide information, support and resources to individuals and families affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Emotional distress resulting from traumatic events can surface years after an incident occurs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-01-10 19:31:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), http://www.ncmhr.org, an organization of statewide networks of persons in recovery from mental health conditions as well as individual members, joins the nation in grieving the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other Arizonans. "We especially understand the impact of violence because, contrary to popular belief, research has shown we are no more violent than the general...

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2010-12-30 14:46:34

The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said in a report that alcohol-related New Year's celebrations send more young people to hospital emergency rooms than any other time of the year. According to the report, 1,980 hospital ER visits in 2009 involved underage drinking.  That is nearly four times the daily average number of emergency department visits for drinking-related visits by people under 21, the report said.  SAMHSA said it is two to...

2010-12-14 05:00:00

Recognized for Exemplary Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions MIAMI, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH), a non-profit organization that offers prevention and treatment programs for children and families in Miami-Dade County, today announced it has received the prestigious SAMHSA 2010 Science and Service Awards. This award recognizes exemplary implementation of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to prevent and/or...

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2010-12-09 09:10:00

An average of 30 million Americans each year get behind the wheel and drive while drunk, according to a new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to SAMHSA, 13.2 percent of all people over the age of 16 drove under the influence of alcohol during the past year, and another 4.3 percent (roughly 10 million people) admitted to driving while impaired by illicit drugs. On the plus side, impaired driving appears to be on the decline. SAMHSA...

2010-12-08 13:06:00

DENVER, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has named Private/Public Ventures, the implementation partner of Nurse-Family Partnership® in Pennsylvania, recipient of its 2010 SAMHSA Science and Service Award. The awards recognize community-based organizations and coalitions that successfully have implemented one or more recognized evidence-based...

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2010-11-19 06:40:00

About 20 percent of US adults -- 45 million Americans -- had some form of mental illness last year, with 25 percent of those having a serious illness, US government researchers reported on Thursday. The highest level of mental illness (30 percent) was found in young adults between the ages 18 and 25, while those aged 50 and older had the lowest at 13.7 percent, said the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA, part of the National Institutes...

2010-10-26 15:25:00

Partners with Heartland International Health Center to Expand Health Clinical Services CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trilogy, Inc., a behavioral healthcare organization serving people in recovery from serious mental illness, is the recipient of a four-year federal grant from the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced John Mayes, President and CEO of Trilogy, Inc. Trilogy, located in the Chicago community of Rogers Park,...

2010-10-25 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded nearly $76 million in Fiscal Year 2010 grants to enhance the court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment capacity of adult and juvenile drug...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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