Harvard Medical School’s Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D., offers his thoughts on how to support a child's mental health and shares the remarkable story of a young man with autism. President Obama has proclaimed May 2013 as National Mental Health Awareness Month, and SAMHSA celebrates Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9 and throughout the year.
Recently, a member of IQ Solutions' staff and her family found themselves at the center of a heartwarming story that she was inspired to share in hopes of increasing awareness about an important cause: Donating bone marrow.
For 3 years, Kaiser Permanente and Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) have partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to promote wider use of the agency’s Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) substance abuse screening tool using a thoughtful and coordinated approach.
More and more, the Federal Government is implementing initiatives based around transparency, the use of technology, and digital communications. So how can Federal agencies focused on mental health and substance abuse keep up? Using data management systems to allow content developers to focus on just that—developing content.
By Sharon Levy, Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children's Hospital*
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 10.1 percent of youth age 12 to 17 were current illicit drug users. Dr. Sharon Levy of Boston Children's Hospital joins the Captial H for Health blog to discuss the critical role the pediatrician plays in preventing children and adolescent drug use.