By KRISTEN HARPER, ERIN

There came a point when I realized

the alcohol-as-lifestyle messaging in media and marketing had taken on epic proportions. How can we be more human in the stories we tell around alcohol?

Imagine stepping off of

a plane in a foreign country, not speaking the language and feeling so much excitement and fear at the same time. No amount of planning could prepare me for what was to be my life for the next four months.

By: Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services

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 

By: Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services

In a previous blog post, I wrote about crisis intervention teams and their effectiveness in improving outcomes for people experiencing a crisis due to a mental or substance use disorder. Crisis intervention teams work with law enforcement

Simple Recovery operates on

the premise that the recovery process is rooted in the skills and expertise of a remarkable staff — professionals with first-hand recovery experience.Simple Recovery is an intimate, client-centered

A key piece to success in serving the American people involves going to them in person and hearing what is important in their lives. That was the reason that a large delegation from HHS recently made the trip to the interior of Alaska

By: Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Chief Medical Officer

Mental health is central to everyone’s well-being, particularly adolescents, teens, and young adults. Our youth are active in their communities where they initiate growth, lead and contribute. However, in many cases, some young people face additional

By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

The opioids crisis is affecting communities across the nation. The disease of opioid use disorder does not discriminate. As the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, I believe strongly that we must do all we can to stem 

By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use

When individuals enter the field of healthcare, they are driven by a passion to assist others in achieving their best state of wellness. No matter their respective professional backgrounds, all health providers recognize the value of strong 

 
Slider Undergrads and graduate students share alternatives to big parties, excessive alcohol and sex you don’t remember in the morning.In May, shouts of excitement and congratulations echo from American high schools. Talk about what comes