CMS Updates Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Content


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Listserv Message for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Content Update 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is excited to share that it has updated its Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) content on The content updates are part of the CMS broader Behavior Health Strategy and will make it easier for users to access mental health and substance use disorder information.  Visit to see the new updates.

The CMS Behavioral Health Strategy translates our goals into a framework focused on outcomes and focuses on three key areas:

  • Substance Use Disorders Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services,
  • Ensuring Effective Pain Treatment and Management, and
  • Improving Mental Health Care and Services.

You can find more information on CMS’ Behavioral Health Strategy and our mission to ensure that high-quality behavioral health services and supports are accessible to the people we serve by visiting

Make it a point to check in with your loved ones during Mental Health Awareness Month and participate in Prevention Week, May 12-18, which promotes positive mental health and preventing substance use. You never know what someone else is going through until you ask. For resources and support, visit to explore your options, where you can find 24/7 crisis counseling, confidential treatment referrals, and more.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call, text 988 or chat, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 911 if you're in an immediate crisis.