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

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

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

By: Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

Cross posted from the HHS Blog

Summary: After visiting tribal communities in interior Alaska, Deputy Secretary Hargan

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

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

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

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

Each September 10, the International Association for Suicide Prevention sponsors World Suicide Prevention Day. Here in the United

 
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

 
Treatment This North Carolina-based program continues to redefine the clinical experience. The feeling you get when you walk on to the expansive 38-acre campus at Red Oak Recovery can be described