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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Millions of Dollars in New Funds for States to Tackle Mental Health Crisis

In addition to nearly $300 million awarded in September for new and existing Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, $15 million in new grants will be awarded early next year thanks to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Senator Stabenow and Senator Blunt’s law created Certified...

On International Overdose Awareness Day, HHS Announces Awarding of $79.1 Million in Overdose Prevention Grants

On International Overdose Awareness Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing the awarding of $79.1 million in overdose prevention grants, as part of President Biden’s National Drug...

The Mental Health Association of Rockland and The Mental Health Association of Westchester Announce Intent to Merge

Nearly 150 years of combined history and shared commitment to person-centered, integrated behavioral health care services TARRYTOWN, NY (August 8, 2022)— The Mental Health Association of Rockland and The Mental Health Association of Westchester have announced their intent to merge and...

NY State Governor Hochul Launches Health Care Worker Bonus Program

State Budget Allocates $1.3 Billion to Medicaid Program for Retention of Employees in Frontline Health Care and Mental Hygiene Positions Online Portal Launching for Eligible Employers to Disburse Funds to Qualified Employees Bonus Program Among Several FY 2023 Enacted Budget Initiatives...

NY State Governor Hochul Announces $4.5 Million to Support Addiction Prevention Services in High-Need Communities Across New York State

Awards will Allow Providers to Establish Substance Use Prevention Coalitions in Each Region of New York State Three Provider Funding Recipients Will Have Special Focus on LGBTQIA+ Community $1.8 Million in Funding Also Being Made Available for Additional Coalitions in New York City...

Making Prevention a Priority During National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week

Recent research tells us that how youth and young adults perceive harm from drugs and alcohol is often wrong. SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from 2020 shows that 57 percent of youth ages 12 to 17 did not think there was great harm in having five or more drinks once or...

New Medicaid Option Promotes Enhanced Mental Health, Substance Use Crisis Care

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is working with states to promote access to Medicaid services for people with mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) crises. Authorized under President Biden’s American...

As Students Grapple with Leave of Absence Challenges, Manuals Aim to Offer a Better Way Forward

David Mink finished the spring semester of his freshman year at Macalester College in Minnesota with a 0.0 GPA, amid a process in which he would take a semester of classes, withdraw, and try again. “I just kept banging my head into the wall and felt like nothing was working,” Mink says....

Socializing Safely This Season: National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December. As individuals, we look forward to getting together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. It’s also a time when prevention can play an especially important role. December is a deadly month for impaired driving. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration...

NYC Community-based Behavioral Health Organizations and NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $10.49 million from NYS OASAS to Tackle the Opioid and Stimulant Use Epidemic in the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) has awarded up to $10.49 million to the Citywide Addiction Support Network (CASN) to expand services to reduce opioid and stimulant use in historically underserved Bronx, Manhattan and Queens communities. Starting next spring,...