News from samhsa A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Aug 13, 2014, 21:00 ET

SAMHSA recognizes honorees at 2014 Voice Awards

Tonight, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will recognize Jason Katims, Kristen Johnston, television and film...

May 06, 2014, 15:00 ET

SAMHSA data reveal the impact of behavioral health conditions and treatment on older adolescents and young adults

Recently released data shows that older adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral health conditions are much more likely to have...

May 06, 2014, 13:30 ET

Chiara de Blasio honored at 2014 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recognized Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for...

Dec 19, 2013, 11:00 ET
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New Avatar-Based, Online Role-Play Tool Helps U.S. Parents "Start the Talk" With Youth About Underage Drinking

 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) introduces Start the Talk, its new videogame-like tool that helps...

Sep 25, 2013, 18:00 ET

SAMHSA Honors Community and Entertainment Leaders at 2013 Voice Awards for Giving a Voice to Behavioral Health Recovery

National awards program to recognize David O. Russell, Patrick Kennedy, and more who educate others about mental and/or substance use disorders...

Sep 24, 2013, 10:35 ET

SAMHSA to honor David O. Russell, Patrick Kennedy, and Peter Chiarelli at 2013 Voice Awards

National program will recognize community, TV, and film industry leaders who raise awareness about mental and substance use disorders and promote...

Sep 12, 2013, 14:41 ET

SAMHSA to honor David O. Russell, Patrick Kennedy, and Peter Chiarelli at 2013 Voice Awards

National program will recognize community, TV, and film industry leaders who raise awareness about mental and substance use disorders and promote...

May 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

New campaign to help parents talk to younger children about the dangers of underage drinking

 "Talk. They Hear You." a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine...

May 07, 2013, 11:00 ET

SAMHSA honors Demi Lovato, celebrates resilience in young adults at annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day observance

Today, chart-dominating singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato was recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...

May 06, 2013, 05:00 ET

Demi Lovato, SAMHSA to highlight new strategies proven to help young adults with mental health and substance use challenges

Chart-dominating singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato will join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to...

Sep 24, 2012, 10:34 ET

National survey shows reduction in non-medical prescription drug use among young adults

Report also shows reductions in binge and heavy drinking among underage youth The number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription...

Aug 22, 2012, 18:00 ET

SAMHSA showcases behavioral health advocates and community leaders in recovery at 2012 Voice Awards

Federal program recognizes community, sports, TV, and film industry leaders who raise awareness about recovery and promote understanding of mental...

May 10, 2012, 04:00 ET

SAMHSA and Cyndi Lauper celebrate youth who overcome trauma and the "Heroes of Hope" who enhanced their resilience at annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day observance

SAMHSA and Cyndi Lauper celebrate youth who overcome trauma and the "Heroes of Hope" who enhanced their resilience at annual National Children's...

May 08, 2012, 07:00 ET

LIVE WEBCAST: Cyndi Lauper, SAMHSA to Honor Youth Who Overcame Trauma and Their "Heroes of Hope" Who Enhanced Their Resilience

Lauper to be joined by HHS Secretary, SAMHSA Administrator, and other dignitaries at live tribute event Webcast from Washington, D.C.  ...

May 07, 2012, 07:00 ET

Cyndi Lauper, SAMHSA to Honor Youth Who Overcame Trauma and the "Heroes of Hope" Who Enhanced Their Resilience

Lauper to be joined by HHS Secretary, SAMHSA Administrator, and other dignitaries at May 9 tribute event in Washington, D.C. Grammy and Emmy...

Apr 16, 2012, 11:11 ET

Cyndi Lauper, SAMHSA to Honor Youth Who Overcame Trauma and the "Heroes of Hope" Who Enhanced Their Resilience

Lauper to be joined by HHS Secretary, SAMHSA Administrator, and other dignitaries at May 9 tribute event in Washington, D.C. Grammy and Emmy...

Mar 20, 2012, 13:26 ET

SAMHSA Now Accepting Nominations for 2012 Voice Awards

National award program calls for nominations of community leaders and TV and film screenwriters and producers who raise awareness and promote...

Oct 06, 2011, 00:01 ET

Mental Illness Rates By State Highlighted in New Report

A new report providing state-by-state analyses of the prevalence of any mental illness including serious mental illness (SMI) reveals significant...

Sep 08, 2011, 00:01 ET

SAMHSA Awards Up to $6.4 Million in Grants for Children's Mental Health Systems in American Indian/Alaskan Native Communities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing seven new grants for a total of up to $6.4 million over up to...

Aug 24, 2011, 21:00 ET

SAMHSA Highlights Healing and Recovery from Trauma at 2011 Voice Awards Hosted by Emmy-Nominated Peter Krause

Federal national award program recognizes Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' aide Ron Barber, Tucson Mayor Robert Walkup and his wife Beth, TV and film...