Headlines: Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator Available

October 25, 2018
SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA.


Cómo Promover La Salud Emocional y Prevenir El Suicidio: Una Guía para Centros de Atención de Adultos Mayores (Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers)

Este kit de herramientas ayuda a los centros para personas mayores a integrar la prevención del suicidio en actividades que apoyan el bienestar. Describe actividades que aumentan los factores de protección y explica cómo reconocer las señales de alerta del suicidio.


Webinar: The Intersection of Opioids and Suicide

October 25, 2018 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The first webinar in the National Prevention Week 2019 webinar series will feature a discussion about the relationship and intersection of two growing public health challenges, opioid misuse and suicide, as well as what prevention strategies and approaches can be used to address them at the national and state levels.

Webinar: Active Engagement and Services for Crisis Outreach and Warm Handoffs

October 25, 2018 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for a Recovery LIVE! virtual event. Learn from national experts about services for people experiencing serious mental illness or substance use disorders who have recently had a personal and potentially life-threatening emergency. During this webinar, presenters will describe warm handoff programs, such as those in hospital emergency departments.

Recent SAMHSA Blogs

New Tool Offers Hope to People Experiencing Early Serious Mental Illness and their Families

One of the most important advances in treating serious mental illness in recent years is improving care for people experiencing a first onset of serious mental illness. We know that early phases of psychosis can be identified, and that team-based coordinated specialty care treatment reduces the likelihood of long-term disability. SAMHSA's new Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator will help connect people experiencing a first onset of serious mental illness to effective care.

Using Data to Improve Effective Responses to Individuals in Crisis

Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental-health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA has published a new report titled Crisis Intervention Team Methods for using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide.