Advocates Launch Recovery Now! to Promote Hope and to Advocate for Helpful Mental Health Reforms
"A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) illuminates important trends - many positive - in Americans' behavioral health, both nationally and on a state-by-state basis. SAMHSA's new report, the 'National Behavioral Health Barometer,' provides data about key aspects of behavioral healthcare issues affecting American communities, including rates of serious mental [health conditions], suicidal thoughts, substance use, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders. The Barometer shows this data at the national level, and for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia." To view and download copies of the national or any state "Behavioral Health Barometer" for free,click here.
The presenter, Jessica Wolf, Ph.D., is principal of Decision Solutions, a behavioral health workforce consulting practice emphasizing peer education, training, and employment. She is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University. Her extensive administrative and educational experience includes 16 years as coordinator of the Housatonic Community College MERGE Mental Health Certificate Program. She has personal and family experience of mental health conditions.