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New Resources from SAMHSA

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces new resources: SAMHSA eBooks. You can now access and read several SAMHSA materials more easily on mobile devices, tablets, and e-readers. Learn more at:

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Here are some resources you can use for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th:

KidsHealth – Suicide and “My Friends is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do?”  (both available in Spanish)

National Institute of Mental Health – Suicide Prevention

Guide: The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide

Toolkit: Preventing Suicide A Toolkit for High Schools

Webinar on Suicide and Prevention Research in Social Media

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

2:00 – 3:00pm Eastern Time

Register for this upcoming webinar, Exploring the Impact of Suicide Prevention Research in Social Media.  Recent developments in the field of media and suicide research reflect a change in focus from traditional online media and an increasing attention to stories of hope and recovery and their potential to help prevent suicide.  In this webinar the presenters will focus on their recent research investigating how stories of recovery delivered via newspaper reports and fictional films impact various audiences.  Furthermore, they will present findings on the role of the Internet in conveying information about suicide and suicide prevention in the United States and in Europe.  The hour long webinar will provide an opportunity to dialogue  with the presenters.   Please register at

To learn more about the webinar and its presenters go to

Webinar on Bullying Prevention with

Friday, July 10th, 2015

In 2011, 22% of students ages 12-18 were bullied at school. Learn how you can make a difference at the Bullying Prevention with webinar. provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. The Training Module and Community Action Toolkit will be showcased, along with an overview of the vision behind this train-the-trainer resource for community members of all different backgrounds.

Webinar: Bullying Prevention with
Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm (ET)

Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care, developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, contains the information and tools needed to implement state-of-the-art suicide prevention practices in primary care settings. Although the tools are designed with the rural practice in mind, most are quite suitable for use in non-rural settings as well. The toolkit includes sections on educating clinicians and office staff and developing mental health partnerships, as well as patient management tools and patient education tools.

Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care:

IHS Suicide Prevention Program

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Indian Health Service – Provides information and resources to support suicide prevention programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also, provides the resources to help AI/AN communities and individuals recover from the grief caused by suicide.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This site offers a number of free resources covering many different types of trauma.

Please visit their website for these resources:


Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-985-5990

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

“A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions.  The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the tragic events in Charleston, S.C.  The Helpline is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy.

Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Helpline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the nationwide network of centers.  The Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services.”

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Check out the 2 newly released publications from SAMHSA.

Take Action Against Hepatitis C: For People in Recovery From Mental Illness or Addiction – Spanish version

The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances – report

Presents 2012-2013 findings from a federally funded program that supports community-based mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances. Reports on the system of care approach, service characteristics and use, and child outcomes.

Tribal Healing in Primary Care and Behavioral Health

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 10 (AK, ID, WA, OR) proudly presents a national free webinar on Models For Tribal Healing In Primary Care And Behavioral Health Settings:

May 26, 2015, from 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Join the webinar and view the presentation online by clicking here:
Join the conference call by calling: 1-888-323-9708 and enter participant Code 4568793

Objective: The purpose of this webinar is to highlight those programs and services that address the delivery of behavioral health care in primary care settings. In addition, this webinar will present and discuss: Historical Trauma and the Impacts on Community, National Trends and Federal Initiatives towards Wellness, and Methods for delivering culturally competent treatment and recovery services. To learn more about the webinar, see: