News & Alerts

The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information on mental health and consumer issues. In an effort to keep you informed and to respond to your needs, we update our Web site regularly. Look here first to find the latest additions to our site.


Hill Day: Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill

"Capitol Hill Day is an important step in pursuing our legislative priorities and funding for recovery-oriented practice. Over 500+ behavioral health executives, administrators, board members, consumers, and community stakeholders will participate to make a difference. Your advocacy efforts matter — face-to-face interactions between legislators and constituents are one of the most powerful ways to impact public policy." - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association


Funding Announcement: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals

"The purpose of this program is to develop and expand the substance abuse and mental health workforce who, following their training, will focus on children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder.  Special emphasis is on training to meet the needs of transitional-age persons 16 to 25 years old who are at risk for mental illness, substance abuse and suicide, and among the least likely to seek continuous help. Applicants must emphasize prevention and clinical intervention and treatment for those at risk for engaging in harmful behaviors, including violence, and the involvement of families in the prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions.

"HRSA, accepting applications for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is seeking to train a total of 1,800 additional behavioral health professionals and 1,700 paraprofessionals per year through this grant program."

Funding Opportunity Announcement


STAR Center Offers Two Webinars - April 2014


Delaware Peer Services first newsletter now available

Delaware’s peer supporters have created their first newsletter that covers the news of peers working in the inpatient setting at the state hospital that includes their accompanying clients through the entire process of discharge and settling into their own living apartment.  In our newsletter you will find a message from Bluebird, a book review by Danielle Denny, and a story by Bob Davis.  We hope you enjoy our newsletter.  (link for the newsletter below)


Save the Date for Alternatives 2014!

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is currently negotiating with a hotel in Orlando, Florida, to hold a national mental health conference on the dates of Wednesday, October 22, 2014, through Sunday, October 26, 2014, with the potential for a pre-conference institute on October 20-21, 2014. Although SAMHSA has not yet approved the Alternatives conference, we are hopeful that we will have approval soon, and we wanted to make sure everyone knew about the great location and the October dates! We hope to see you there!