Published: December 2017
This report shines the spotlight on the critical issues and services for Americans with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and serious emotional disturbances (SED), and the importance of concerted efforts by the federal government to address their needs. The report presents the current status of federal activities and a summary of advances in the care and treatment of people with SMI and SED. The report describes key advances in research and strategies to improve services to these individuals based on presentations given by the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) members at the first ISMICC meeting.
This Executive Summary to the 2017 report to Congress shines the spotlight on the critical issues and services for Americans with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and serious emotional disturbances (SED). The 2017 report to congress represents the starting point in a five-year process of improving the lives of people with SMI and SED. This 8-page summary delineates the five focus areas, each with 8-10 recommendations. These recommendations are from the non-federal members and represent common areas in which federal partners and stakeholders can work together to implement over the next five years.
Published: September 2016
This manual offers guidance on how to engage youth during government-sponsored events and meetings. It includes resources to support youth services, youth development, youth leadership, civic engagement, and youth organizing.
Published: August 2016
Esta guía ofrece herramientas e información para organizar activadas comunitarias para mejorar el bienestar en las comunidades locales, de manera que fomenten la recuperación de las personas con trastornos de salud mental y de consumo de sustancias. La guía explica qué actividades se pueden planificar, cómo establecer colaboraciones o alianzas con otras organizaciones y formas de implementar las actividades comunitarias.
Published: April 2016
These guides are designed to inspire action around wellness in local communities. They include tools and information to organize wellness activities that promote recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. They discuss planning, partners, and implementation.
Published: May 2013
This toolkit discusses the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders in the United States. It describes behavioral health needs and service use, and offers guidance for determining the appropriate mix of behavioral health benefits, services, and providers.
Published: October 2009
This report describes efforts to improve coordination and financing of mental health services through better cooperation across substance use disorder agencies, as well as criminal justice and other state agencies. It discusses benefits, challenges, facilitating factors, and implementation steps.
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