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  • SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Efforts
    Protecting the behavioral health and safety of Americans is central to everything we do here at SAMHSA. Preventing the tragic loss of life from suicide is a unique challenge. We have learned that it takes a coordinated effort at all levels, from government to organizations to local communities – down to the individual level.  Just […]
  • Every American Has a Part to Play in Suicide Prevention
    It is one thing to hear in the abstract that America suffers from a stubbornly high rate of suicide and suicide attempts. But when it hits home—as it did for me years ago when a young neighbor, struggling with serious mental illness, died from suicide—we realize we have to ask some tough questions. What could […]

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  • Take Action to Stop Graham-Cassidy from Devastating Our Health Care September 22, 2017
    ~ An important message from our colleagues at Families USA about the Graham-Cassidy Bill ~ The Senate may vote as early as next Wednesday on the last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. We didn’t expect them to get this close and we have only a few days to stop them. This weekend, senators are […]
  • Narrow Networks Get Even Tighter When Shopping For Mental Health Specialists September 22, 2017
    If you’ve got a plan offered on the federal health law’s insurance marketplace and you’re looking for a therapist, you may have to look really hard: The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a recent study. An average marketplace plan’s network, […]