Headlines: Coping with Disaster Anniversaries

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October 11, 2018

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Data

SAMHSA Releases 2016 Mental Health Client-level Data Annual Report

This report presents results from the Mental Health Client Level Data (MH-CLD) and Mental Health Treatment Episode Data Set (MH-TEDS) for individuals receiving mental health treatment services in 2016, as well as selected trends in data collected from such individuals between 2013 and 2016. It provides information on mental health diagnoses, mental health treatment services, and demographic and substance use characteristics of individuals in mental health treatment in facilities that reported to individual state administrative data systems.

SAMHSA Releases Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2016 Admissions to and Discharges from Publicly Funded Substance Use Treatment

This report presents national- and state-level data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for admissions and discharges occurring in 2016, and trend data from 2006 to 2016. It summarizes demographic information and the characteristics and outcomes of treatment for alcohol and/or drug use among clients aged 12 years and older in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems.

SAMHSA Makes Restricted-Use Data Available 

SAMHSA has partnered with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to host restricted-use data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health at the NCHS Federal Statistical Research Data Centers.

Resources

Coping with Disaster Anniversaries 

The days leading up to traumatic anniversaries can stir up feelings of restlessness, grief, fear, and unease. Fortunately, anniversaries can also provide an opportunity for emotional healing.  SAMHSA offers many resources for supporting children, families, communities, and public health officials affected by incidents of mass violence and natural disasters. Some of these include a SAMHSA slide deck and webcast, disaster anniversary training, and many publications including Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization, Long-Term Behavioral Health Reactions to Trauma Events, and The Dialogue.

Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide

This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data.

Recent SAMHSA Blogs

Let’s Help our Youth Change the Way They Look at Mental Health

Mental health is central to everyone’s well-being, particularly youth, teens and young adults. However, in many cases, some young people may be embarrassed to ask for help or not know who they can turn to. Recognizing the signs of emotional distress among youth and providing access to quality treatment is critically important to the overall health of our nation.

Witnessing Tribal Health Solutions Firsthand

Providing care in rural and remote areas is a challenge—one of the most significant problems American healthcare faces. Alaska Native healthcare providers build on the strengths of tribal culture, customs and community to deliver an impressive whole-of-person approach to care.