SAMHSA News: From Youth to Adulthood - Offering Help

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SAMHSA News Summer 2014  •  1‐877‐SAMHSA‐7 (1‐877‐726‐4727) eNewsletter — Volume 22 • Number 3

Many young people with behavioral health issues encounter difficulties once they're no longer eligible for publicly funded children's mental health services, leaving some to fall through the cracks. Learn about SAMHSA efforts to meet the needs of these emerging adults.
Chiara de Blasio, daughter of the mayor of New York City, was recognized for her story of recovery and commitment to help others on National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.
Also related, statistics on teens and young adults, a 1-year update on the White House Conference on Mental Health, and a message from the SAMHSA Administrator on seven myths about youth aging out of the children's mental health system.
The Power of Peer Support: Chiara de Blasio Promotes Mental Health

Also in This Issue
Working with clients who have difficulty managing anger can be a challenge. SAMHSA offers a new online course, with continuing education credit, to learn effective approaches in behavioral health care settings.
Unregulated and marketed as cigarettes once were, e-cigarettes pose new concerns regarding nicotine addiction—especially for middle and high school students.
Exposure to alcohol before birth can cause lifelong problems for infants and their families. SAMHSA's new Treatment Improvement Protocol provides guidance to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancy and assist those affected by it.
Leaders from SAMHSA and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened a forum to address workforce development, integrated care, data and surveillance, and community engagement.
As part of its wellness initiative, SAMHSA focuses on preventing cardiovascular disease in individuals with behavioral health conditions. Peer groups were given funds to form community walking groups, peer support buddies, nutrition and cooking workshops, and other community-based efforts.
This interactive page offers new training opportunities, informational resources, and events of interest to behavioral health practitioners.