1. Resources for Dealing With and Responding to Mental Illness

    Many people don’t know how to provide comfort or respond appropriately in times of need or crisis. Instead of listening and taking the time to provide a constructive response, they jump to conclusions. They say the first thing that comes to mind, or in other words, they react. This can...
  2. Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in Massachusetts (SSYI)

    Youth violence presents significant challenges across the U.S., disrupts communities and economic development, increases health care costs, and decreases property values—not to mention the human impact not only physically but mentally also. In 2010, Massachusetts was the most violent state in the Northeast—the MA Public Health Council reported 1,667 homicide...
  3. Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx Communities

    This webinar series, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) and the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) respectively provided context and a brief data overview of the opioid epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities and opportunities...
  4. Value of Peers

    Peer support  encompasses a  range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality called “peerness”—between a  peer support   worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. Peer support  offers...
  5. Black and African American LGBTQ+ Youth Report

    In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to conduct a groundbreaking survey of over 12,000 LGBTQ youth and capture their experiences in their families, schools, social circles and communities. More than 1,600 Black and African American LGBTQ youth responded to the...
  6. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Moving Forward: Diverse Community Perspectives and Strategies on Trauma, Healing, and Trust

    Trauma, trauma-informed care and the connection between traumatic exposure and mental health are hot topics. The growing discussions across the spectrum of research, clinical practice, community and service systems – mental health, education, criminal justice, child welfare, etc.—and increased awareness of the role trauma in peoples’ lives is creating a...
  7. The Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 5

    The Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, Volume 5: Indicators as measured through the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, is one of a series of national, regional, and state reports that provide a snapshot of behavioral health in the...
  8. New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

    The American Journal of Public of Health (AJPH) recognizes the importance of National Minority Mental Health Month. In this special supplement funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), AJPH presents research and perspectives focused on expanding methodological approaches to monitor and reduce health disparities for minority populations....
  9. Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

    Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program, offered by Think Cultural Health through the Office of Minority Health, is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic...