SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Description:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

SAMHSA Strategic Initiatives help provide treatment and services for people with mental and substance use disorders, support the families of people with mental and substance use disorders, build strong and supportive communities, prevent costly behavioral health problems, and promote better health for all Americans.

Family Educational Materials

  • Caregiver Educational Materials - Use these educational materials to help caregivers understand mental disorders, treatment options, and where to get support:
    • Understanding Anxiety Disorder: For Caregivers
    • Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: For Caregivers
    • Understanding Bipolar Disorder: For Caregivers
    • Understanding Depression: For Caregivers
    • Understanding First Episode Psychosis: For Caregivers
    • Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: For Caregivers
  • Youth Educational Materials - Use these educational materials to help young adults understand their mental disorder, as well as the treatment and support options available to them:
    • Understanding Anxiety Disorder: For Young Adults
    • Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: For Young Adults
    • Understanding Bipolar Disorder: For Young Adults
    • Understanding Depression: For Young Adults
    • Understanding First Episode Psychosis: For Young Adults
    • Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: For Young Adults

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After High School Behavior Disability Characteristics Elementary Emotional Disabilities High School Mental Health Middle School Multiple Disabilities Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources Related Services State/National Organizations