miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 2015

Headlines: Substance Use by Teens Declines

Headlines: Substance Use by Teens Declines

SAMHSA Headlines

New NSDUH Report Shows Alcohol, Tobacco, and Prescription Drug Use by Teens Declines

SAMHSA's latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report shows progress in reducing some forms of substance use, especially among adolescents. The percentage of adolescents aged 12 to 17 who were current (past-month) tobacco users declined by roughly half from 15.2 percent in 2002 to 7.0 percent in 2014.
SAMHSA released its 2014 NSDUH report on mental and substance use disorders as part of the kick-off for the 26th annual observance of National Recovery Month.

Up to $2.4 in Grants To Improve Health and Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk in Youth With Serious Emotional Disturbance and Young Adults With Severe Mental Illness

This Funding Opportunity Announcement from the National Institutes of Health aims to support research grants focused on rigorous effectiveness testing of innovative services interventions that demonstrably reduce the prevalence and magnitude of common health risk factors related to shortened lifespan in youth with serious emotional disturbance and young adults with severe mental illness.

9.4 Million American Adults Had Serious Thoughts of Suicide in 2014

A new SAMHSA report reveals that in 2014, 3.9 percent of American adults aged 18 and older thought seriously about killing themselves during the past 12 months. During this same period, 1.1 percent of adults made suicide plans, and 0.5 percent of adults made nonfatal attempts at suicide.

A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

Guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with.

September 16, 2015

Webinar: Financing Care Transitions for Individuals at Risk for Suicide

Learn about potential financing mechanisms for post-discharge care services aimed at individuals who are at risk of suicide. The speakers will discuss current financing models as well as expected changes that will alter the national health services payment landscape.
September 21, 2015

Webinar: Mental Health Courts—Solving Criminal Justice Problems or Perpetuating Criminal Justice Involvement

Join this webinar by Mental Health America that will provide information about the characteristics of effective mental health courts and offer information about best practices.
SAMHSA News: Social Media

Social Media as a Tool for Addressing Behavioral Health

Social networks provide a living, constantly updating conversation for stakeholders concerned about mental and substance use disorders.

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