Category: serious mental illness

[Apply Now] Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for its FY2019 Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study. Mental illness, particularly serious mental illness, is a significant public health problem with substantial unmet treatment needs in the United States. However, current surveillance systems leave several gaps in the understanding of these …

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[Apply Now] Transforming Lives through Supported Employment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants. The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., …

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Mental Health Treatment Options Expanded under Changes to Medicaid IMD Exclusion

National Association of Counties By Valerie Brankovic On November 13, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new flexibility in the Medicaid program that would expand states’ treatment capacity for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED). Under the new guidelines, states will be able to apply for …

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Apply Now: Statewide Consumer Network Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is seeking applications for FY 2019 Statewide Consumer Network Program grants. The purpose of the program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer …

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Apply Now: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Mental Health Awareness Training Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2018 Mental Health Awareness Training grants. The purpose of the program is to: (1) train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement officers, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms …

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Apply Now: Assertive Community Treatment Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. The purpose of the funding is to establish or expand and maintain ACT programs for individuals with a serious mental illness, as well as to improve behavioral health outcomes for people by using …

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Apply Now: Healthy Transitions—Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2018 Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program grants (or, “Healthy Transitions”). The overall goal of Healthy Transitions will be to provide developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports …

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Apply Now: Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services is seeking applications for FY 2018 Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness grants. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance (TA) for the implementation and provision of evidence-based treatment and recovery support programs for individuals living with serious mental …

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Cops and the Mentally Ill: Finding a New Approach

The Crime Report By Isidoro Rodriguez On December 19, 2013, a man stood on the ledge of a bridge in Spokane, Wash., threatening to jump. Responding officers knew that if they tried to grab him, he would step off the ledge and fall into the river below. Instead, they spent almost 90 minutes listening and …

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