SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
March/April 2011, Volume 19, Number 2 

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Thousands of communities across the Nation are hosting events during the month of April to raise public awareness about the consequences of alcohol misuse. These events often focus on underage drinking and the critical need for communities to mobilize around prevention. (See SAMHSA News, SAMHSA’s YouTube Channel Features Underage Drinking Video Series.)

Raise your personal awareness of alcohol use. Visitors to the National Alcohol Screening Day website can conduct a quick, anonymous self-assessment of their drinking behaviors and possible related problems, including depression. Military families and their members, college students, and members of the general public also can find local screening facilities through the site. Visit http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org.

To find help for an alcohol use problem, visit SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator.

To read the SAMHSA blog on Alcohol Awareness Month.


  Cover Story & Related Articles  
Preventing Suicide on College Campuses

Preventing Suicide on College Campuses

College can be a stressful time, and the numbers bear that out.


  From the Administrator  
Suicide Prevention Is Top Priority

Suicide Prevention Is Top Priority

Suicide prevention is top priority at SAMHSA. Read more.


  Children & Trauma  
Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day focuses on trauma.


  Grants  
Block Grants: Changes Open for Comments

Block Grants: Changes Open for Comments

Have a comment on the recent changes to the block grants?


  Art & Prevention  
How Art Can Raise Awareness

How Art Can Raise Awareness

SAMHSA commissioned a painting by Sam English.


  Awards Season  
PRISM Awards & Voice Awards

PRISM Awards & Voice Awards

Two awards galas honor accurate depictions of mental health and substance abuse issues.


  Suicide Prevention  
National Action Alliance & High-Risk Groups

National Action Alliance & High-Risk Groups

Nat’l Action Alliance’s new task forces, ER reports on antidepressants, drug-related attempts.


  Alcohol Awareness Month  
From SAMHSA’s Blog

From SAMHSA’s Blog

Who’s at risk? Read SAMHSA’s blog. Videos by states on underage drinking.


  Also in this Issue  
Healing Beyond Borders

Healing Beyond Borders

SAMHSA-Iraq Initiative focuses on mental health.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

An advisory from SAMHSA’s CSAT.


  Statistics & Data  
Inhalants Update

Inhalants Update

Inhalants are dangerous. Who is “huffing”?


  Women & Substance Abuse  
Young Mothers

Young Mothers

Age 15 to 19 is a vulnerable time.


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