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CAFE TAC News and Notes for May 24, 2016

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close and summer begins, it looks as though Congress is set to make a final push for mental health reform legislation. Reports are circulating that the House Energy and Commerce Committee may consider compromise legislation that include provisions from both Rep. Tim Murphy’s (R-PA) bill – Helping …

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News and Notes for Mental Health Awareness Month

As you probably know by now, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the year, people in the recovery community spend a lot of time talking about our nation’s mental health system of care, peer support, and the role of people with lived experience in driving change. But how often does the average person think …

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A Focus on SAMHSA’s New Strategic Plan

Like any organization, from the largest corporation to the smallest grassroots advocacy group, our nation’s lead agency for behavioral health, SAMHSA, has a strategic plan to guide it. After more than 1,400 public comments and months of refinement, the latest version of that plan, Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation 2015-2018 …

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Inspiration for National Recovery Month

SAMHSA recently celebrated National Recovery Month, to recognize the reality of recovery for those facing mental health and substance abuse challenges. Part of that effort included a “Recovery Widget” that offers a little bit of inspiration for those in recovery, and we would like to share it with you. Check it out!

SAMHSA “Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health ” Webinar July 14th

The SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) will be presenting a webinar entitled Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health on July 14th at 2:00 EDT. The goals of this webinar are to educate participants about the mental health, substance abuse, and stress management needs of people who have been exposed to human-caused, natural, or technological disasters. …

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SAMHSA Releases Consumer-Operated Services Tool Kit

SAMHSA has just released the Consumer-Operated Services Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Kit. This free product provides tools for developing mental health services that are owned and operated by people who have personal experience living with a psychiatric disorder, and offers guidance grounded in evidence-based practices. The entire tool kit is available at no cost through SAMHSA. …

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