September marks the 25th annual National Recovery Month. It is a good time to remember that over 43.7 million adults in the U.S. experienced a mental illness in 2012, and over 22 million misused substances. These numbers are significant, but there is hope. Research shows that individuals with these challenges can recover, improve their health and wellness, and live self-directed lives.
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Written By: Pamela Hyde, SAMHSA Administrator Every day nearly 100 Americans die by suicide, and even higher is the number of people who contemplate suicide. A study released this year by SAMHSA found that 8.6 million American adults experienced serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months. Among children ages 14-18, 2.9 million had serious thoughts of suicide.Suicide is a public health issue that touches the lives of millions of people across the nation, and each of us has a role to play in preventing it in our own communities.
Join us this Friday for the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) National Advisory Council (NAC) meeting. The webcast will be broadcast from 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EST. Advanced registration is not required. Please note the conference number and audience passcode to access the meeting.
You are invited to attend SAMHSA's three August advisory council meetings. All meetings are open to the public and will be streamed live via webcast.Pre-registration to attend the meetings is not required. Please bookmark the links below for use the day of the webcast; they will not be live until then. Also, please note there have been some changes to schedule, agenda items, and the webcast links.SAMHSA's Advisory Committee for Women's Services, Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator, Chair
August 8, 2012 | 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Webinar: Preventing Substance Abuse and Supporting Recovery among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
Are strategies the same for preventing substance abuse and supporting recovery for service members, veterans and their families as they are for the civilian population?You can find out on June 7th, from 2:00-3:30 (ET). SAMHSA's Military Families Strategic Initiative Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance Center is hosting a webinar that will provide suggestions for approaching the issue of substance abuse prevention and recovery support, addressing gaps, and removing barriers to building systems that are informed by military culture. Michelle Cleary, Project Associate for the SMVF TA Center will moderate the webinar with presentations from
Written By: Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse PreventionOn May 21, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, SAMHSA will host Getting to Outcomes in Underage Drinking Prevention, a live, interactive Webcast about communities that are using Town Hall Meetings to engage individuals and organizations in the use of evidence-based environmental prevention.