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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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News and Notes for March 7, 2017

We’re pleased to let you know that preparations for the 2017 Alternatives Conference are well underway, with the event scheduled for Friday, August 18 through Monday, August 21, at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, MA! The SAMHSA-sponsored Alternatives conference is a truly remarkable international event, where mental health consumers/survivors cme together to share knowledge …

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News and Notes for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. What’s #GivingTuesday? It’s an idea that began a few years ago, and grew out of the tradition of Black Friday shopping, and the more recent growth of Cyber Monday, the day dedicated to online shopping. During the holiday season, we spend a lot of time and energy on searching out bargains and …

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News and Notes for Global Peer Support Celebration Day

Today is Global Peer Supporter Celebration Day! This is a day to recognize the amazing work peers are doing to help people with mental health needs, and to bring a message of hope and recovery to our mental health system. This global day of recognition was created by the International Association of Peer Supporters in …

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News and Notes . . . and Video! for September 8, 2016

In this edition of our News and Notes email, we would like to share a series of videos of presentations given at The 18th Annual Family Café this past June. The Annual Family Café is the nation’s largest statewide cross-disability event. It attracts thousands of attendees from throughout Florida and beyond, and they are exposed …

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CAFE TAC News and Notes for August 25, 2016

September is almost here, and that means that Recovery Month is here again! Every September SAMHSA promotes National Recovery Month to bring national attention to behavioral health and let people know that recovery is possible! It’s an occasion to celebrate our own recoveries, as we spread the message that people with behavioral health conditions can …

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