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  • Lives in the Balance: Addressing “Deaths of Despair” among People with Serious Mental Illness
    The United States had seen decades of continually declining mortality rates, as advances in health care and safety have allowed us to live longer. This century, however, mortality rates among certain demographic and socioeconomic groups have increased. A recent study attributes this uptick to what the authors call “deaths of despair,” which are drug and […]
  • Finding Help and Hope
    One in five children in the U.S. experience a serious mental disorder at some point during their youth, and research shows that about 50 percent of all mental illnesses that happen in adulthood can emerge by age 14.  With so many families needing answers about youth mental health, it can be a challenge to know […]

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  • National Prevention Week Kickoff Monday May 15th May 11, 2017
    May 15, 2017  /  11 a.m. EDTJack Morton Auditorium  /  The George Washington UniversityWashington, DC Register Now Join SAMHSA to kick off National Prevention Week 2017 on Monday, May 15, 2017! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) invites you to join us as we kick off National Prevention Week (NPW) 2017. Held this year from May […]
  • National Governors Association Urges Funding for CHIP May 11, 2017
    Recognizing the importance of the Children's Health Insurance Program, the National Governors Association sent a bipartisan letter to lawmakers urging them to extend funding for another five years at current levels. Without congressional action, federal support for CHIP will expire September 30, 2017, creating uncertainty for states and millions of working families. According to the […]