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  1. Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress

    This tip sheet describes common reactions after pandemics and other disasters and suggests ways to cope. It also covers financial stress and signs of the urgent need for mental health assistance and lists sources of help and support. A pandemic is an epidemic of disease that often spreads quickly across...
  2. Asian American and Pacific Islander Families Facing COVID-19 Discrimination

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching health and economic consequences for the American public. But for many, especially Asian Americans, the effects extend beyond medical and financial concerns. Many Asian American are facing discrimination everyday. The Division of the American Psychological Association has created public service announcements for Asian...
  3. The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue (English/Spanish Version)

    The latest issue brief from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) presents data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Hispanic/Latinx population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment; innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice. The...
  4. Taking on the “Perfect Storm”: Faith-based Organizations and Partnerships Address COVID-19 and Critical Behavioral Health Needs in Communities of Color

    July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This July, communities are facing the “perfect storm” of crises that are deepening the disparities in mental health and wellbeing. The current COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, behavioral health crisis, and the civil unrest stemming from recent incidents of police brutality has impacted...
  5. Opioid Prevention Toolkit: Helping Our Communities Heal Safely

    In 2018, as part of a multi-tiered strategy to tackle the opioid epidemic in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) hired Brink Communications (Brink) to develop a patient-centered social marketing campaign to reduce the demand for prescription opioids to manage pain. In a year-long in-depth process, Brink and research partner...
  6. Communities Respond to COVID-19: Implications for APIs

    This year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) comes at a time when many Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) are experiencing discrimination and stigma emerging from anti-Asian narratives related to COVID-19.  These narratives, embedded in a national context of uncertainty about health and safety, are increasing the vulnerability for fear, anxiety...
  7. Resources for Responding to COVID-19

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country. SAMHSA stands ready to assist in any manner possible. Population: Everyone Links to Resource:...