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Latest Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Stories

2010-05-25 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a national survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) there are an estimated 9.8 million adults aged 18 or older living with serious mental illness. Among adults, the prevalence of serious mental illness is highest in the 18 to 25 age group, yet this age group is also the least likely to receive services or counseling for mental health issues. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2010-05-19 11:19:19

"While a move can represent a positive change, all moves involve some degree of loss," say Carol Podgorski from the University of Rochester in New York and colleagues in an article published this week in PLoS Medicine, and this can lead to heightened risk for suicidal behavior. Whether by choice or necessity, more older adults are now living in residential homes. And while the residences themselves are designed to be appealing, the underlying reasons that precipitate moving into a residential...

2010-05-12 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling on Congress for greater scientific research, mental health grants to offset massive state budget cuts and an end to a backlog in the processing of Social Security disability claims. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) NAMI Executive Director Michael J. Fitzpatrick outlined the needs of adults and children living with serious mental illness during "public...

2010-05-06 18:00:00

"The View's" Sherri Shepherd, child development pioneer Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and expert panel join SAMHSA to celebrate fifth anniversary of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day WASHINGTON May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To highlight the importance of promoting children's mental health from birth, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and more than 80 public and private collaborating organizations and federal programs and agencies - including...

2010-05-06 07:25:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. announced today that the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has determined that TIPS for the University meets the NREPP requirements. The purpose of NREPP is to assist the public in identifying scientifically tested and field-ready approaches to preventing and treating mental and/or substance use disorders....

2010-05-06 07:00:00

New data reveal parents and caregivers experience improved quality of life and higher productivity after their young children receive mental health supports and services WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), behavioral and emotional problems decreased among nearly one-third (31 percent) of young children with mental health challenges within the first 6 months after...

2010-03-31 11:11:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), working in collaboration with the Ad Council and the Inspire USA Foundation, announced today the launch of a national public service announcement campaign designed to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts among teens in the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/43256/...

2010-03-25 07:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a quarter of youth aged 12-20 (27.6 percent) drank alcohol in the past month, according to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study shows that the underage drinking rates were as high as 40 percent in some states such as North Dakota and Vermont. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/43116/ (Photo:...

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2010-03-12 07:15:00

For parents, the frontlines of the war on drugs may involve common household items such as nail polish, glue, bleach, or air freshener -- this according to the results of a new national health study. In fact, according to information compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from 2006 through 2008, more 12-year-old children are "huffing" or inhaling dangerous chemicals than using marijuana and cocaine combined. Furthermore, according to a March 11...

2010-03-02 09:41:00

BALTIMORE, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alliance, Inc., a non-profit community-based provider of mental health treatment and rehabilitation services in the Baltimore area, has been selected as one of four agencies in Maryland to receive a Centers of Excellence in Recovery grant through the Howard County Mental Health Authority. The concept of recovery in mental health is rooted in the firm conviction that individuals with mental illness can and do recover. Under the terms of the...


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