Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

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Understanding Mental Illness

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2018 National Prevention Week Planning Guide and Resource Calendar

This planning guide and resource calendar equips communities with tools for developing National Prevention Week (NPW) events in 2018. It includes a list of health observances, event planning strategies, and SAMHSA resources.   Inventory#: PEP18-NPWCALENDAR
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SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative

A component of SAMHSA's Wellness initiative, this poster emphasizes "Focus on the Physical," and shows a variety of images of people living a healthy lifestyle such as exercising, sleeping, getting routine checkups, etc. Inventory#: SMA16-4956 More

Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center

Become an MFP Fellow

MFP fellowships are open to people pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in various fields of behavioral health. Through seven national behavioral health organizations selected by Congress to administer the program, some 200 MFP fellows are awarded educational scholarships and receive training each year under the program.

Learn how to become an MFP fellow

Student Veterans of America

Mission:  To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

Vision:  All veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (US Dept of Education)

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Interested in The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) is looking for motivated undergraduate, graduate and professional students to join our team in spring 2017! An internship with our office is a great opportunity to learn about our initiative and get exposed to some of the innovative ideas shaping the nation’s HBCUs.

The WHIHBCU is housed inside the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in Washington, D.C.  ED interns working in the WHIHBU office will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions in support of  the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence.

The initiative accepts interns in the fall, winter/spring, and summer. Typically interns are with the Department for eight to ten weeks (some can stay shorter or longer depending on circumstances).

If interested, please fill out the attached application form and send it along with your resume and cover letter. Spring intern applications are due Monday, December 20th    to We will contact potential candidates (and only potential candidates) for follow-ups and additional information.

Addiction Counseling Competencies

Provides guidelines to enhance the competencies of substance abuse treatment counselors. Discusses patient assessment and screening, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, family and community education, and cultural competency.

Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless

Equips those who provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need or are in substance abuse or mental illness treatment with guidelines to support their care. Discusses prevention and treatment as part of integrated care.

Improving Cultural Competence

Assists professional care providers and administrators in understanding the role of culture in the delivery of substance abuse and mental health services. Discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations and the core elements of cultural competence.

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 320 substance abuse and mental health interventions. SAMHSA’s
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA’s Clearinghouse for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA’s Clearinghouse for substance abuse and mental health publications. This site provides current, evidence-based and cultural appropriate substance abuse and mental health products.

Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs

As part of the Minority Health Initiative launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1992, the Assessment of NIH Minority Research Training Programs was initiated by the Office of Research on Minority Health (ORMH) in the Office of the Director at NIH.1 The goal of this study was to answer a fundamental question: Do the NIH minority research training programs work? Read more...

The Office of Minority Health

Mental illness affects one in four adults and one in ten children in America. The U.S. Surgeon General reports that minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care. Furthermore, mental illness is a leading cause of disability. Click here for more information.

NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative

Accelerating the dissemination of research-based drug abuse treatment into clinical practice is a priority for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and represents the core mission of the Blending Initiative. NIDA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) joined together to create the Blending Initiative in 2001 to reduce the gap that exists between the publication of research results and impact on treatment delivery. This initiative incorporates collaboration between clinicians, and scientists. Click here for more information

HBCU-CFE Supports Veterans and The Military Family

Supporting America’s service men and women:
Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Veteran-together with their families and communities by leading efforts to ensure that needed behavioral health services are accessible and that outcomes are positive. Click here for more information.

Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

How to Help Military Veterans and Families. Before, During and after Deployment: The United States has more than 3.6 million service members, with more than 3.1 million family members impacted by military life. As a mental health professional, you know that military life can present a wide array of challenges that are unique and complicated. When meeting clients, recognizing those who are service members, veterans or members of military families can help you to open clear communication channels. Read more...

North Carolina A&T State University offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor!

The School counseling program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and aligned with the competencies set forth by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Both the School Counseling program and the Community Counseling program are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited with the standards set forth by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). These accreditations indicate program alignment with national training standards for professional counselors in each of their respective areas.

For more information please call 336-334-7916. Dr. Tyra Turner-Whittaker is the coordinator of the PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program.


Kognitos featured training simulations are now included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services.

NIAAA Spectrum for February 2014

NIAAA Spectrum is an online “Webzine” published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Measuring the Burden—Alcohol’s Evolving Impact on Individuals, Families, and Society

Alcohol’s impact stretches far beyond the drinker, affecting his or her family as well as the community at large.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) H-47: Mental Health Findings

This report presents national estimates of the prevalence of past year mental disorders and mental health service utilization among the U.S. population aged 12 years and older.

Quick Guide: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment

This guide based on TIP 50 equips administrators of substance abuse treatment facilities with a quick guide to implementing programs that address suicide among clients with substance use disorders.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

The ATTC Network transmits the latest knowledge, skills, and attitudes of professional addiction treatment practice.

Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

A Morehouse School of Medicine and HBCU-NRC internal partner that services the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina’s addiction treatment practices.

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance

Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center) site provides a section on mental health addressing discrimination and stigma.

Active Minds

A national peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus

Information about student run campus affiliates

The Jed Foundation

A non-profit focusing exclusively on college student mental health and suicide prevention

Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)

Mental health information that includes depression in college students

College Drinking Prevention

Comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students

American Psychiatric Association

Information on mental health resources and college mental health

American Psychological Association

News, research, and student opportunities

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Research, information, resources, news, and events: An excellent site for comprehensive, evidence-based information.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Information on the science of drug abuse and addiction.

National Institutes of Health

Access to institutes and centers, grant information, and programs.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Important information on suicide prevention.

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs website has a comprehensive database of conferences on various aspects of criminal justice.

The American Counseling Association (ACA)

ACA is a not-for-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. Both students and professionals can join ACA.

American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders

In 1988, the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders succeeded in creating the Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) credential, which reflects the highest and most comprehensive standard in the field today. The CAS covers alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, gambling addiction, and sexual addiction.


The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is a national movement to transform the way aspiring faculty members are prepared for their careers. PFF programs provide doctoral students, as well as some master’s and postdoctoral students, with opportunities to observe and experience faculty responsibilities at a variety of academic institutions with varying missions, diverse student bodies, and different expectations for faculty.

Counseling Seattle has links to all national professional organization coalitions and academics in the fields of substance abuse and mental health. is reported to have the most comprehensive information on graduate school programs in the United States and abroad. On the site is a comprehensive listing of master’s and doctoral level substance abuse programs with descriptions of program offerings from each university. Information on schools offering graduate degrees in community counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy is also available.

Association of Black Psychologists

Guided by the principle of self determination, the Association of Black Psychologists addresses the long neglected needs of Black professionals. They are dedicated to having a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy.

The Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies (DLCAS)

DLCAS is an Internet-based educational service that provides comprehensive training and information in the field of addiction studies. Such knowledge will help individuals stay current with advances in the field or will provide the educational training hours needed to either obtain or maintain a credential as a drug/alcohol counseling professional.

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University to honor the legacy of former Foundation Trustee and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and to expand the pool of students in the field of health policy who are interested in issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities.

Criminal Justice Program

This site provides information on the criminal justice program at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.

Pam Pohly’s Net Guide for Mental Health, Psychiatry and Addictions Professionals

This Guide provides resources and information for those working in psychiatry, chemical dependency, clinical social work, and behavioral health.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool

The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool website is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime data.

Academy Health

Academy Health is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work.

All Treatment is a drug rehab center directory and substance abuse information resource.

Bullying Prevention Awareness Information

National Eating Disorders Week was created to shed light onto eating disorders, thus ending the stigma surrounding them and improving public understanding.  Eating disorders are real, treatable medical illnesses. They frequently coexist with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders.  Take time out this week to improve your own awareness so you may be able to help someone in need. Find out more!


JED's Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of exceptional young people who enhance our impact on campus and bring the student voice and perspective to our programming. We're looking for passionate students who have an interest in mental health and promoting community on campus. If you or someone you know would be interested in this opportunity.

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