SAMHSA Family Educational Materials

Check out SAMHSA’s new Family Educational Materials, which give youth and caregivers information and resources about mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depression, first episode psychosis and more. Download: www.samhsa.gov/children/family-educational-materials

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator. It is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Please click here to access the locator.

National Prevention Week 5/14-5/20

Mark your calendars! SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week will be from May 14-20 2017. Want more info about National Prevention Week’s 3 main goals? Make sure to visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week/about

SAMHSA’s Underage Drinking App for Parents

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers a mobile application which helps parents talk to their kids about underage drinking. The app helps to:

  • Practice bringing up the topic of alcohol
  • Learn the questions to ask
  • Get ideas for keeping the conversation going

Learn more about the application here

Have Frequent Conversations With Youth About Underage Drinking

Short, frequent discussions can have a real impact on your child’s decisions about alcohol. Learn more about why it’s important to talk to your kids about underage drinking by visiting SAMHSA’s website: http://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/parent-resources/small-conversations

Awareness is Key

20.8 million Americans reported a substance use disorder in 2015. Get the facts: http://www.samhsa.gov/disorders/substance-use