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									                                     UPDATE
                                     October 15, 2010
  I.   Science and Service News Updates


II.    Resources: Publications, Toolkits, Other Resources


III.   Calendar of Events


IV.    Calls for Public Input


V.     Funding Information


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                Prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
                National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health,
                       Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison
                                                                                                October 15, 2010

SCIENCE AND SERVICE NEWS UPDATES


NIH LAUNCHES GENOTYPE-TISSUE EXPRESSION PROJECT—PROJECT TO CHART
INFLUENCE OF DNA CHANGES ON GENE FUNCTION IN HUMAN TISSUES AND ORGANS

The National Institutes of Health announced awards to support an initiative to understand how genetic
variation may control gene activity and its relationship to disease. Launched as a pilot phase, the Genotype-
Tissue Expression (GTEx) project will create a resource researchers can use to study inherited susceptibility
to illness and will establish a tissue bank for future biological studies.
Press Release: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2010/nih-launches-genotype-tissue-expression-
project.shtml


HHS LAUNCHES OIL SPILL DISTRESS HELPLINE

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of a new toll-free
helpline to provide information, support, and counseling for families and children affected by the BP
Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Part of the Obama Administration's long-term oil spill recovery plan, the Oil Spill
Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) links callers to behavioral health care services and will serve as an
important resource for the localized oil spill outreach efforts in the Gulf Coast states. Administered by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the helpline will route callers to the
nearest Gulf Coast area crisis center, where trained staff from the region will answer calls and provide
assistance. In addition, these crisis centers are working to provide support via text messages, a capability
which will launch later this fall.
Press Release: http://www.hhs.gov/gulfoilspill/index.html


SAMHSA AND AD COUNCIL ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF NATIONAL CONTEST ON BEHALF
OF CAMPAIGN FOR MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY

SAMHSA and The Advertising Council announced that Francesca Pileggi of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania has been
selected as the grand prize winner of the What a Difference a Friend Makes contest for her Always Be There
submission. The contest was conducted to encourage, educate and inspire young adults (18-25 years old) to
step up and support friends and family they know are experiencing a mental health problem and is an
extension of the SAMHSA and Ad Council public service advertising (PSA) Campaign for Mental Health
Recovery called What a Difference a Friend Makes.
Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010085330.aspx
                                                                                               October 15, 2010

SAMHSA FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

UP TO $1.1 MILLION IN FUNDING TO PROMOTE FOLLOW-UP SERVICES FOR THOSE MOST AT
RISK OF SUICIDE

SAMHSA is awarding up to $1.1 million in funding for Cooperative Agreements for the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up program. The purpose of this program is to promote systematic
follow up assistance to suicidal persons who call or are otherwise seeking help from the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline. Under this program, grantees will provide telephonic follow-up to Lifeline callers who
have had current or recent suicidal thoughts including callers who receive emergency interventions.
Grantees will also provide referrals and linkages to the person in crisis with an appropriate mental health
care system and confirm that the contact has been made between the person and the mental health
system. http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010131806.aspx


NEARLY $21.6 MILLION IN GRANTS TO HELP PEOPLE TRANSITION FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SYSTEM TO THE COMMUNITY

More than half of all people in state and Federal prisons and local jails meet criteria for having mental health
problems, 6 in 10 meet criteria for a substance use problem, and more than a third meet criteria for having
both a substance abuse and mental health problem. To assist juvenile and adult offenders returning to the
community, SAMHSA is awarding $21.6 million in grants over the next three years to expand substance
abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services in offender reentry programs.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010130537.aspx

$30.4 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR FAMILY CENTERED SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

SAMHSA is awarding 34 grants totaling up to $30.4 million for the next three years to communities to
provide substance abuse services to adolescents and their families and primary caregivers. Grantees will
implement evidence-based practices that offer a continuum of services that provide substance abuse
treatment, mental health services and access to critical support resources to assist families with youth who
are struggling with substance use disorders.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010130743.aspx


UP TO $6.8 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ITS RECOVERY COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM

SAMHSA is awarding up to $6.8 million over the next four years in grants to provide support for peer-to-peer
recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug
use disorders. The program includes support services for specific populations such as veterans, people with
disabilities and other segments of the recovery community.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010134533.aspx
                                                                                            October 15, 2010



UP TO $8.9 MILLION IN GRANTS PROMOTING CONSUMER INVOLVEMENT IN RESTRUCTURING
MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

SAMHSA announced that it is awarding up to nearly $8.9 million, for 5 years, to fund National Technical
Assistance Centers on Consumer/Peer-Run Programs that will strengthen and enhance consumer directed
approaches, recovery concepts and empowerment for adults with serious mental illness.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010120537.aspx


UP TO $11 MILLION TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES TO PROMOTE
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN

To help prevent aggressive and disruptive behavior among young children, SAMHSA is awarding $11 million
in new grants to 22 school systems over the next 5 years. This grant program, Implementing Evidence-Based
Prevention Programs in Schools, specifically calls on elementary schools to implement the Good Behavior
Game, a classroom behavioral management strategy that has been shown to be successful in children in first
and second grade. http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010123849.aspx


$17 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILD
AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

SAMHSA has awarded the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development up to a total of
$17 million in funding for the National Technical Assistance Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Cooperative Agreement (NTAC) for up to the next five years. NTAC will increase the capacity of
communities, states, territories and tribes to improve the lives of children and adolescents dealing with
mental health challenges, as well as their families.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010125952.aspx


$379 MILLION FOR ACCESS TO RECOVERY GRANTS

To help people access substance abuse treatment, SAMHSA is awarding up to $379 million over the next
four years for Access to Recovery (ATR) grants. The ATR program provides vouchers to people with drug and
alcohol use problems to pay for needed treatment and recovery support services.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010081330.aspx

NEARLY $16.8 MILLION TO EXPAND SERVICES T O CHILDREN AFFECTED BY METHAMPHETAMINE
IN FAMILIES PARTICIPATING IN FAMILY TREATMENT DRUG COURTS

SAMHSA will award a total of up to $16.8 million for the next four years in grants to expand and enhance
services to help provide greater support to children affected by methamphetamine use in their families. The
program will focus primarily on the children of parents who use or abuse methamphetamine who are
enrolled in a Family Treatment Drug Court. Grantees must identify a Service Coordinator with the role of
establishing and identifying linkages for necessary services to promote the well-being of the child.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010083018.aspx
                                                                                              October 15, 2010



MORE THAN $7.8 MILLION FOR STATEWIDE FAMILY NETWORK GRANTS

SAMHSA announced the award of 38 grants totaling more than $7.8 million for up to three years to
organizations that will provide assistance and education to improve services and supports for children and
youth with serious behavioral health challenges and their families.
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010063637.aspx

MORE THAN $3.9 MILLION FOR STATEWIDE CONSUMER NETWORK GRANTS

SAMHSA announced the award of 19 grants totaling 1.3 million for the first year and $3.9 million for up to
three years to support consumer organizations in their work to improve mental health services for persons
living with serious mental illnesses. http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010060106.aspx


FDA APPROVES INJECTABLE DRUG TO TREAT OPIOID-DEPENDENT PATIENTS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vivitrol to treat and prevent relapse after patients
with opioid dependence have undergone detoxification treatment. Vivitrol is an extended-release
formulation of naltrexone administered by intramuscular injection once a month. Naltrexone works to block
opioid receptors in the brain. It blocks the effects of drugs like morphine, heroin, and other opioids. It was
approved to treat alcohol dependence in 2006.
Press Release: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm229109.htm


VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCED THAT 40 STATES WILL SHARE MORE THAN $41.9
MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMMUNITY GROUPS TO PROVIDE 2,568 BEDS FOR
HOMELESS VETERANS THIS YEAR

The Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides grants and per diem payments to help public
and nonprofit organizations establish and operate new supportive housing and service centers for homeless
Veterans. The $41.9 million is broken into two categories. About $26.9 million will help renovate,
rehabilitate or acquire space for 1,352 transitional housing beds. A second group of awards, valued at $15
million, will immediately fund 1,216 beds at existing transitional housing for homeless Veterans this year.
The awards will cover daily living costs based upon the number of homeless Veterans being served in
transitional housing.
Press Release: http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1977
                                                                                              October 15, 2010




RESOURCES: PUBLICATIONS, TOOLKITS, OTHER RESOURCES


NEW ON NIMH WEBSITE

DIRECTOR’S BLOG: BRAIN SCANS – NOT QUITE READY FOR PRIME TIME

Although brain scans as part of a clinical psychiatric workup might be playing in prime time on some TV
infomercials, brain imaging experts say we're not quite there yet.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2010/brain-scans-not-quite-ready-for-prime-time.shtml

NEW BROCHURE ON DEPRESSION IN WOMEN

This new easy-to-read booklet on depression in women explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts,
and how to get help. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-women/index.shtml


NEW SAMHSA RESOURCES

THE 10 BY 10 CAMPAIGN: A NATIONAL WELLNE SS ACTION PLAN TO IM PROVE LIFE
EXPECTANCY BY 10 YEARS IN 10 YEARS FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS—A REPORT OF THE
2007 NATIONAL WELLNESS SUMMIT FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

This report reviews the current state of the field on issues related to health disparities for people with
mental illnesses and includes recommended action steps to implement a campaign to promote wellness and
reduce early mortality by 10 years over the next 10 years. http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA10-4476


2010 MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK ONLINE GUIDE

The Mental Illness Awareness Week Guide, provided by the SAMHSA Resource Center to Promote
Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health, offers ideas for awareness activities
in local communities, information and resources to help plan and implement initiatives, and a list of free
SAMHSA materials and flyers on a wide variety of topics for easy distribution. The guide includes suggestions
on how to join community events such as local farmers’ markets, and specific suggestions on how to
promote education and support in schools and the workplace. The guide also details activities tailored to
faith-based communities.
http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/archtelPDF/Mental_Illness_Awareness_Week_Guide.pdf
                                                                                              October 15, 2010



MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS AND TRAUMA-RELATED COUNSELING IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE
TREATMENT FACILITIES

In 2009, more than half of all substance abuse treatment facilities provided brief mental health screenings
that could be used to identify clients in need of trauma services; less than half provided full diagnostic
mental health assessments. Facilities that primarily focused on a mix of mental health and substance abuse
treatment services were more likely than facilities with other primary focuses to report using trauma
counseling "always or often". Facilities that were operated by tribal governments were more likely than
facilities than all other types to offer domestic violence services.
http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k10/313/313Trauma2k10.cfm

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS INVOLVING PATIENTS DISCHARGED BACK INTO POLICE
CUSTODY

During 2008, there were nearly 4.4 million drug-related emergency department visits; of these, 1.8 percent
resulted in discharge back into police custody. Illicit drugs were involved in about three fifths of these ED
visits, with cocaine, heroin, and marijuana being the three illicit drugs most commonly involved. Visits
resulting in a discharge back into police custody that were made by patients aged 21 or older were more
likely than those made by patients younger than 21 to involve cocaine or pharmaceutical drugs and were
less likely to involve marijuana. http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k10/DAWN009/PoliceCustody.cfm


CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME: FAMILIES ARE MORE LIKELY TO RECEIVE
RESOURCES AT TIME OF DIAGNOSIS THAN IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

For this report the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined (1) what is known about the extent to
which children with Down syndrome receive medical care during early childhood and (2) what resources
families of children with Down syndrome receive through their health care providers and what barriers
families face to using these resources. GAO analyzed fee-for-service claims data from a very large private
health insurance company, for the claims representing its experience with one of the largest national
employers, and Medicaid claims data from seven states with high Medicaid enrollment and low percentages
of enrollees in Medicaid managed care. GAO also interviewed specialists at six prominent Down syndrome
clinics and 12 advocacy groups to examine what resources families receive and to identify barriers they face.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-57
                                                                                           October 15, 2010

DOL RETURN-TO-WORK TOOLKIT FOR EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS

This new toolkit from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy helps
employers and employees understand the return-to-work process. It provides resources to help get
employees who experience an illness or injury back on the job quickly and smoothly. The employee toolkit
includes information about job accommodations, preparing for a job interview, resume writing, self-
employment and employment-related laws. The employer toolkit has information about strategies such as
offering the opportunity to work part-time, telecommuting, modifying work duties or schedules, as well as
resources that can help employers retain the talents of older workers.
http://www.dol.gov/odep/return-to-work/


CDC: BINGE DRINKING AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ADULTS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System on the prevalence of binge drinking among U.S. adults. Data also were analyzed from
the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey on the prevalence of current alcohol use and binge drinking
among U.S. high school students. Among U.S. adults, the prevalence of binge drinking was 15.2% among
landline respondents. Binge drinking was more common among men, persons aged 18–24 years and 25−34
years, whites, and persons with annual household incomes greater than or equal to $75,000. Prevalence
among high school students was 41.8% for current alcohol use, 24.2% for binge drinking, and 60.9% for
binge drinking among students who reported current alcohol use.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5939a4.htm?s_cid=mm5939a4_w




CALENDAR OF EVENTS



WEBINAR: CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE SUICIDE PREVENTION IN INDIAN COUNTRY

OCTOBER 20, 2010, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Hosted by the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Tribal Affinity Group, this webinar will focus on SAMHSA’s
suicide prevention planning guide, To Live to See the Great Day that Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American
Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults. The guide lays the groundwork for comprehensive
prevention planning, with prevention broadly defined to include programs that a community can use to
promote the mental health of its youth. The guide also covers actions American Indian/Alaska Native
communities can take in response to a suicide to help the community heal and thereby prevent related
suicidal behaviors. http://edc.acrobat.com/sshstag1020/event/event_info.html
                                                                                             October 15, 2010

WEBINAR: MAKING THE CASE FOR PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH
AND COMMUNITY SERVICES: THE USE OF EVALUATION DATA TO STRENGTHEN THESE
PARTNERSHIPS

OCTOBER 21, 2010, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health is conducting this webinar to
introduce participants to promising partnerships between the education and the mental health systems that
are occurring in a number of states and communities. This call will examine evaluation efforts in a local
urban community and summarize how school mental health partnerships can effective identify shared
behavioral health and educational outcomes.
http://gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/resources/2010calls.html#Oct



TRAINING TELECONFERENCE: TRACKING WELLNESS MEASURES TO INCREASE LIFE
EXPECTANCY AMONG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

OCTOBER 26, 2010, 3:00PM – 4:30PM ET

This teleconference will educate consumers about the health outcome risks for individuals with mental
health problems, so that they can make healthier choices. The teleconference also will address the critical
measures—including multidimensional indicators of wellness and social determinants of health—that data
and reporting collection systems should track. http://www.esi-bethesda.com/10x10teleconference/


SAVE THE DATE: NIDA NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK—SHATTER THE MYTHS!

NOVEMBER 8-14, 2010

NIDA’s National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens. The goal of NDFW is to
shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. NDFW encourages community-based events that give teens
a physical or virtual space to ask questions about drugs and get factual answers from a scientific expert.
http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/
                                                                                              October 15, 2010

CRISIS INTERVENTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS ACADEMY

DECEMBER 6-10, 2010, AURORA, COLORADO

The National Institute of Corrections will host this National Corrections Academy to provide the tools,
strategies, and techniques that will allow corrections staff, mental health service providers, and advocates
to work together to develop and implement a crisis intervention team (CIT). Participant teams attending
this training will learn the core elements of a locally developed and owned CIT for managing mental illness in
prisons, jails, and community corrections. Teams will learn how to develop collaborative partnerships and
implement a CIT model that takes a team approach engaging community stakeholders, including corrections
agencies, local mental health agencies, family advocacy groups, and others. The deadline to apply is
November 1, 2010.
http://community.nicic.gov/blogs/nic/archive/2010/09/10/nic-training-program-crisis-intervention-and-
mental-illness.aspx



THE THIRD ANNUAL TRAUMA SPECTRUM CONFERENCE: EMERGING RESEARCH ON
POLYTRAUMA, RECOVERY AND REINTEGRATION OF SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS
AND THEIR FAMILIES

DECEMBER 7-8, 2010, BETHESDA, MARYLAND

The goal of this conference is to enhance and promote continued collaboration among the Department of
Defense, NIH, the VA, and key stakeholders such as researchers, academics, other Federal partners, and
military and civilian personnel dedicated to improving the lives of service members, veterans, and their
families. http://www.dcoe.health.mil/Training/UpcomingConferences.aspx
                                                                                             October 15, 2010




CALLS FOR PUBLIC INPUT


PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON SAMHSA'S EIGHT STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

SAMHSA released Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA's Roles and Actions 2011–2014—a detailed plan for
achieving the goals of the Agency's eight new strategic initiatives. These initiatives are designed to enhance
the Agency's effectiveness by focusing its talents and resources on the key elements of its mission—reducing
the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America's communities. SAMHSA is actively soliciting
comments and ideas from outside experts and the general public on all elements of the plan and
suggestions for improving it. Comments accepted through October 22, 2010.
Read Plan: http://www.samhsa.gov/about/strategy.aspx
Submit Comments: http://feedback.samhsa.gov/forums/77283-samhsa-s-strategic-initiatives


COMMENTS SOUGHT FOR AHRQ EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM REPORTS

The AHRQ Effective Health Care Program encourages the public to participate in the development of its
research projects. The Program uses these comments to help focus the research and ensure that the
final comparative effectiveness reviews answer the most important questions that clinicians, patients,
consumers, and policymakers have about a given treatment, test, or procedure. The Program is currently
seeking comments for:

DRAFT REPORT ON FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS: INTEGRATION OF MENTAL HEALTH/SUBSTANCE
ABUSE AND PRIMARY CARE (DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS IS OCTOBER 25, 2010)
http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/search-for-guides-reviews-and-
reports/?pageaction=displayProduct&productID=534

RESEARCH REVIEW: COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION AFTER
UNSATISFACTORY RESPONSE TO SSRIS WHEN USED AS FIRST-LINE THERAPY (DEADLINE FOR
COMMENTS IS NOVEMBER 3, 2010)
http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/search-for-guides-reviews-and-
reports/?pageaction=displayProduct&productID=542
                                                                                                     October 15, 2010

ADMINISTRATION ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: REGIONAL LISTENING SESSIONS

The DHHS’ Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) will hold a series of meetings over the next
few months in Orlando, Dallas, Detroit, and Denver. During these Envisioning the Future summits, ADD
wants to hear from self-advocates, family members, allies, and professionals about their vision for the future
of individuals with developmental disabilities. Issue areas include transition to post-secondary education
and employment, independent living, community supports, aging, and caregiving challenges. Registration for
the summits is now open. Those unable to attend can also submit comments online.
http://www.envision2010.net/index.php



FUNDING INFORMATION


TRAINING IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE: FROM BIOLOGY TO MODEL AND BACK AGAIN
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-11-005.html

TRAINING IN NEUROIMAGING: INTEGRATING FIRST PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-11-006.html

NIH DIRECTOR'S EARLY INDEPENDENCE AWARDS
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-10-019.html

NIMH RESEARCH EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR HIV/AIDS RESEARCH
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-002.html




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