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Recovery Stories – Episode 1: What Does Recovery Mean for You?

At the 2013 Alternatives conference in Austin, TX, The CAFE TA Center invited people with lived experience to share their thoughts on recovery. Dozens of people chose to participate, and offered their reflections on the recovery process, how the concept of recovery has changed their perspective on mental health, and what public policy makers and …

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A Focus on The Mental Health Workforce Crisis

As last year’s SAMHSA report to Congress on the nation’s substance abuse and mental health workforce noted, the demand for behavioral health services in the US exceeds what is available. With expanded access to care through the Affordable Care Act and new Mental Health Parity rules, that demand will only increase in coming years, and …

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Watch the July Road to Recovery Program: Ready, Willing, and Able To Work: Employment for People in Recovery

For individuals in recovery from mental or substance use disorders, employment is often an essential part of the recovery process. Employment increases a person’s self-worth, stabilizes living circumstances, and facilitates integration with the community. Being unemployed is associated with increased rates of mental disorders and with higher rates of substance use disorders and relapse. In …

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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!

National Wellness Week and the Wellness Works Initiative

As part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA will launch the first National Wellness Week from September 19-25, 2011 to promote the many ways wellness can improve quality of life and increase life expectancy for people diagnosed with mental health issues. As part of National Wellness Week, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and the consumer-run …

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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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