September is National Suicide Prevention Month!

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) is used by providers to improve health care quality and advance health equity by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation’s increasingly diverse communities. September is National Suicide Prevention Month (#SMP20) and National Suicide Prevention […]

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New Study Finds Link Between Youth E-Cigarette Use and Coronavirus

A study published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that a positive COVID-19 diagnosis was five times more likely among young e-cigarette users, suggesting the need for more screening and education. Purpose This study aimed to assess whether youth cigarette and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use are associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, testing, […]

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A call for Volunteer Facilitators for two virtual Youth Community Forums this Fall 2020

The Center is looking for those interested in facilitating a small dialogue group for these two amazing events through conversation and identifying ways for youth’s voice to be heard on a variety of topics. Great for facilitators, activists, students, educators, social workers, interns and community members that support youth empowerment! We have an opportunity to amplify youth voices […]

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New research: Gender Differences in Binge Drinking

Although media accounts tend to oversimplify studies of binge drinking among women, there is little doubt that women are increasingly as likely as men to engage in this dangerous drinking pattern. In this article, the authors describe the prevalence and predictors of binge drinking among women—and the unique risks it may pose for women’s health […]

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National Prevention Week 2020

May 10–16, 2020 SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day. NPW culminates in May by recognizing the important work that communities have done throughout the year to inspire action […]

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National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day 2020 is coming

COMBATING SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR SENIORS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Thursday, May 7, 2020, 1:00-2:30 PM ET Register for this event Join the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA) for a thoughtful discussion […]

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SAMHSA’s Coronavirus resources

Resources In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAMHSA is offering several resources for mental and substance use disorder treatment providers and others. In addition, given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, SAMHSA is providing regular updates via a new consolidated COVID-19 page. This page can be found at samhsa.gov/coronavirus. Please check for new updates. COVID-19 Guidance […]

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