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Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress, Disaster Mental Health Programs
CMHS disaster mental health programs are conducted by the Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress Services Branch of the Federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this Branch of CMHS is responsible for assessing, promoting, and enhancing the resilience of Americans in times of crisis. The Branch disseminates mental health information about disasters and traumatic events in print and on the Internet. more...

Mental Health, United States, 2002
Mental Health, United States, 2002 includes 21 chapters organized into six sections: Looking Back, Looking Forward; Supporting Good Decision-Making; Population Dynamics; Insurance for Mental Health Care; Status of Mental Health Services; and National Mental Health Statistics. Brief descriptions are provided below. more...
Evidence-Based Practices: Shaping Mental Health Services Toward Recovery
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) are pleased to introduce six Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kits to encourage the use of evidence-based practices in mental health. The Kits were developed as one of several SAMHSA/CMHS activities critical to its science-to-services strategy. We expect to identify additional practices for future Kits. more...

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Program Spotlight: Prevention Initiatives and Priority Programs Development Branch
CMHS supports programs for populations that are at risk for mental illnesses and lack mental health services, including women, minorities, older adults, rural Americans, persons in the criminal justice system, and refugees. These programs focus on prevention; early intervention; treatment services; special and emerging mental health issues, such as workplace, domestic, and school violence; the role of the faith community; services that meet cultural needs; and the mental health needs of refugees and torture survivors. more...

National Epilepsy Awareness Month - November 2004
National Epilepsy Awareness Month is intended to raise public awareness of epilepsy and other seizure disorders, to dispel the myths and stigma associated with these disorders, and to promote research on the causes and treatment. This annual observance is sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation; a national, charitable organization dedicated to research, education, advocacy, and services for people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. more...

National Family Caregivers Month - November 2004
National Family Caregivers Month is an annual national observance that recognizes the unselfish and loving devotion of caregivers who devote their time, energy, and support to help loved ones with disabilities or chronic illnesses live in their communities. The first National Family Caregivers Month was observed in November 2000, as a result of a proclamation issued by the President of the United States. more...

National Alzheimer's Disease Month - November 2004
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month is an annual national observance that was established by former President Ronald Reagan in 1983. The observance was begun as a way to increase public awareness and Federal research funding to find treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. more...



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