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  • First Responders— Using Behavioral Health Approaches to Improve Safety for All
    Every day, first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services ‘personnel face situations requiring rapid but thoughtful decision-making. De-escalating a crisis, particularly ones involving persons who may be experiencing a mental illness or substance use disorder requires an approach informed by behavioral health knowledge. SAMHSA developed resources for first responders to provide the […]
  • Protecting Our Infants Act: Final Strategy Now Available
    The health of this generation and the next begins with ensuring that pregnant women and their newborns get appropriate health care.  According to SAMHSA’s latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) has more than doubled and the number of infants born with neonatal abstinence […]

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  • Consensus Statement on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2017 July 14, 2017
    Drawing on the recommendations outlined in Taking the Next Step Forward: Building a Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults, the MHCC hosted the first Canadian Consensus Conference on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults: Making Transitions a Priority in Canada in 2015 to create an open dialogue and generate a broad consensus on their unique […]
  • New Healthcare Bill, Same Medicaid Caps/Cuts July 14, 2017
    ~ Sharing an action alert from our colleagues at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law ~ As many of you know, Senate Republicans yesterday released a new version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the bill to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. The Medicaid caps and cuts in the […]