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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.
Provides parents of children ages 9 to 15 with the tools and information they need to start talking with their children early about the dangers of alcohol. Includes a suite of materials that helps reinforce the underage drinking prevention campaign's messages.
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This report examines the 2009 financial status of state mental health agencies. It discusses the impact of state budget shortages on mental health, and reports expenditures and revenue for each state and for community mental health services and state psychiatric hospitals.
This report presents results of a survey of illicit substance, alcohol, and tobacco use among people 12 years of age and older. It Includes national estimates of the rates of use, trends, numbers of users, and other measures, such as youth-related prevention measures.
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.
This report examines trends in illicit substance use from 2010 to 2011 and from 2002 to 2011 among Americans 12 and older, comparing differences by age group and gender. It also discusses disparities in the need for specialized treatment versus those who actually receive it.
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