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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 Subscribe to Receive the Update http://www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partnership-program/subscribe-to-the-update.shtml Follow NIMH on Social Media http://twitter.com/nimhgov http://www.facebook.com/nimhgov http://www.youtube.com/nimhgov 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 The Outreach Partnership Program a nationwide outreach initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that enlists state and national organizations in a partnership to help close the gap between mental health research and clinical practice, inform the public about mental illnesses, and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. For more information about the program please visit: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partners. To subscribe to receive the Update every two weeks, go to: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partnership-program/subscribe-to-the-update.shtml The information provided in the Update is intended for use by NIMH Outreach Partners, National Partners and their associates for the express purpose of exchanging information that may be useful in the development of state and local mental health outreach, information, education and partnership programs.
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