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Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Publication Date: Oct 01 2021


This first findings report summarizes key findings from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for national indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

Advisory: Treating Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Publication Date: Sep 01 2021


This Advisory is an update to the SMA10-4591, Vol. 9 Issue 2, published in 2010. The advisory summarizes key elements of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and describes its relevance to behavioral health, including recommendations for behavioral health professionals.

Officer Health and Wellness Agency Assessment Tool and Action Planning Roadmap

Publication Date: Aug 11 2021


A comprehensive strategy to promote officer safety and wellness requires a multi-faceted approach addressing a variety of essential topics. The information contained in this resource is intended to serve as a guide for law enforcement executives or wellness program personnel who seek to establish or enhance an officer wellness program.

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Publication Date: Jan 01 2021


This guide reviews ways that telehealth modalities can be used to provide treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders among adults, distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of how these recommendations can be implemented.

Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits Among Children Aged <18 Years During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, January 1–October 17, 2020

Publication Date: Nov 13 2020


Beginning in April 2020, the proportion of children’s mental health–related ED visits among all pediatric ED visits increased and remained elevated through October. Compared with 2019, the proportion of mental health–related visits for children aged 5–11 and 12–17 years increased approximately 24% and 31%, respectively.

National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS): 2019, Data On Mental Health Treatment Facilities

Publication Date: Aug 13 2020


This report presents findings from the 2019 National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS), an annual census of all known facilities in the United States, both public and private, that provide mental health treatment services to people with mental illness. Planned and directed by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the N-MHSS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, and utilization of organized mental health treatment services for facilities within the scope of the survey throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other jurisdictions.

Health Risk Behaviors and Resilience Among Low-Income, Black Primary Care Patients

Publication Date: Jul 01 2020

National Library of Medicine

This study describes an intervention with low-income, Black primary care patients and their experience in changing a health risk behavior. Participant themes, including behavioral coping, personal values, accomplishments and strengths, barriers and strategies, and social support, are understood in relationship to health behavior theories

COVID-19 Lessons: The Alignment of Palliative Medicine and Trauma-Informed Care

Publication Date: May 19 2020

National Library of Medicine

Patients, caregivers, and health-care workers experiencing COVID-19 are at particularly high risk for long-term psychological distress and trauma responses. To mitigate the lasting effects such trauma could have on individuals and communities, a trauma-informed approach to care must be implemented broadly.

Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide

Publication Date: Mar 01 2019


This guide provides information and practices that behavioral health providers can implement in their daily practice with patients or clients who are involved in the criminal justice system. 

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Eleven Case Studies

Publication Date: Jan 01 2019

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 calls for the COPS Office to publish case studies of programs designed primarily to address officer psychological health and well-being. Aiming to focus on innovative but replicable programs in law enforcement agencies of various sizes around the country, the authors conducted 11 case studies of programs in 10 departments and one call-in crisis line. Each chapter of this publication describes agencies' programs and their origins, focusing on elements that can be implemented elsewhere in the effort to protect the mental and emotional health of law enforcement officers, their nonsworn colleagues, and their families.

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