Aug 122013

Upcoming Advisory Meetings –  

The following SAMHSa advisory meetings are open to the public and can be accessed via teleconference.

Meeting of SAMHSA’s CSAT National Advisory Council
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 9:20 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Meeting of SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Meeting of the SAMHSA National Advisory Council 
Friday, August 16, 2013 | 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Meeting details and teleconference information is available here.

SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)

We are pleased to announce the launching of the webpages for SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) on the SAMHSA Recovery Support homepage. You can access the webpages via the following link:

Here you can learn about BRSS TACS funding opportunities, how to request training and technical assistance, scan the ever-growing Recovery Library or learn more about what other organizations, states and systems are doing to implement recovery concepts, policies, practices and services. We hope that you will share this announcement and information about the resources available through BRSS TACS.

Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services

Reviews Medicaid and its role in financing services and treatment for mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Discusses services included in state Medicaid plans, the role of the provider, reimbursement, and other factors related to Medicaid. The publication is available here.

Landmark Mental Health Conference Convened

One in five American adults experiences a mental illness each year, with young people affected at a similar rate, President Barack Obama told participants at the June 3 White House National Conference on Mental Health. “We all know somebody — a family member, a friend, a neighbor — who has struggled or will struggle with mental health issues at some point in their lives,” said the President. “And yet, we whisper about mental health issues and avoid asking too many questions.” Complete details and other SAMHSA news available here.

National Recovery Month – September 2013

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is just around the corner. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

Complete details and resources are at