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Monday, January 29, 2018

Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security Number so we’re removing Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards to make them safer. Your new card will have a new […]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Summary: Jean Bennett says one of her main jobs as a SAMHSA official is making sure that when there is a conversation about health, behavioral health is at the table. As the Region III administrator for SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, I have the privilege of working with and serving the people […]

Friday, January 12, 2018

Prevention & Treatment I often found that my psychiatric practice’s patients diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or another mental illness also were living with untreated drug or alcohol problems. The presence of both substance abuse and mental illness is known as a co-occurring disorder.  Left untreated, this condition poses a serious threat to an individual’s […]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

It is my pleasure to announce that Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, M.P.H., has joined SAMHSA as the first Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. The Policy Lab was created as part of the 21st Century Cures Act and promotes innovation and the dissemination and adoption of evidence-based practices and service […]

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Summary: Cindy Kemp helps people with serious mental illnesses get the help, treatment services and recovery supports they need, so they can lead healthy lives. Can you imagine having a chronic condition like diabetes and not being able to receive the treatment that you need? Or not knowing where or how to get treatment or having […]