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Red Ribbon Week Reminds Us to Respect Ourselves by Living Drug-Free

Every October, people across the country mobilize during Red Ribbon Week to promote the importance of drug-free living. And this year, there is good news to celebrate. SAMHSA’s most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health tells us that the percentage of 12-to-17-year-olds who drink alcohol, use tobacco, or abuse certain drugs is dropping. 

2015-10-26T21:37:12-08:00October 26th, 2015|Tags: , |

New Grants to Help States Expand Comprehensive, High-Quality Behavioral Health Care

Today, our nation took a major step forward in helping communities build their capacity to provide quality behavioral health care and treatment for Americans who experience mental illnesses and addictions, including those with serious mental illnesses.  This is critically important.  As the results of SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show, there

2015-10-19T16:28:52-08:00October 19th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Celebrating, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQ Youth

This is a week for celebrating, supporting, and affirming lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  On Sunday, October 11, we recognized National Coming Out Day.  And today, October 15, is Spirit Day, when we stand against the bullying of LGBT youth.  Observances like these are an opportunity to make these young people feel

2015-10-15T14:00:11-08:00October 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |