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A Focus 2.0 on Extreme Heat and Mental Health

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! In this issue, CAFE TAC discusses the unique threat that extreme heat poses to people with serious mental health conditions due to a number of factors, including the effects of psychiatric medications. We also share updates on supported education research and federal action on mental […]

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Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a free webinar on peer-run warmlines and the 988 national crisis line, “Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?” View the recording here! With the advent of the three-digit 988 crisis call number, questions are emerging about the differences between peer-run warmlines and 988, how these two

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A Focus 2.0 on SAMHSA’s New National Model for Peer Support Certification

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time, we take a look at the new “National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification” and discuss what they might mean for the growth of peer support. There’s also an article on how peer-run services can help cities and states deal with the ongoing

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A Focus 2.0 on Women’s Mental Health

The latest Focus 2.0 newsletter from CAFE TAC is here! This issue takes a look at recent CDC data about the declining mental health of young women, potential reasons behind it, and the role for peers in bringing recovery to a new generation. It also includes info about a chance to comment on SAMHSA’s new

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A Focus 2.0 on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Planning

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time we take a look at disaster preparedness. Natural disasters can be traumatizing experiences that create real challenges for people in recovery from serious mental health conditions. The good news is that by making disaster prep part of your personal recovery plan, you can

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Year End News and Notes from The CAFE TA Center

In this year-end edition of news and notes, we want to start off by letting you know about a major funding opportunity for mental health consumer organizations: the SAMHSA Statewide Consumer Network grant. This grant is SAMHSA’s main vehicle to support the work of state-based organizations that work to promote recovery, peer support, and a

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News, Notes, and a Major Funding Opportunity

SAMHSA has just released a funding opportunity announcement for the Statewide Consumer Network (SCN) grant program. The SCN is the SAMHSA grant program that supports statewide consumer mental health organizations in several states across the nation. The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness

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News and Notes for October 18

It’s October, and with the new month comes a renewed focus on mental health awareness among people with lived experience of mental health conditions. Tuesday, October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, an international recognition of the importance of mental health as part of overall health and wellness sponsored by the World Health Organization. This

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