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- Are you in the Washington, DC area? We are working to improve the Data webpage on SAMHSA.gov, and we need your help!
To get user feedback, we're going to host a focus group for local DC area folks who use the SAMHSA data page occasionally. Maybe you peruse spotlights and short reports--or you view the NSDUH national findings each year. We're not looking for data experts or folks who use the dat...a portion of the site on a daily basis--just casual users who have an interest in SAMHSA data.
If you are interested in participating in a focus group at SAMHSA (in Rockville, MD) on Friday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, please email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org. SAMHSA has free visitor parking and a free shuttle from the Shady Grove Metro Station.
Please note that this is a volunteer opportunity and is unpaid. Thank you for your continued support of SAMHSA.
- In 2009, nearly 1 in 5 students in grades 9-12 reported they were bullied on school property in the previous 12 months. Join Healthy People 2020 on September 27 at 12pm ET to hear from experts on populations at risk and systematic policy changes to prevent bullying and share your thoughts! Register Now: bit.ly/OHI1IA
- Each of us has a role to play in preventing suicide in our communities. Join us today at 10:00 a.m. EDT for a live webcast of the release of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to learn how you can make a difference. http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/NSSP/livestream
- All of us have a role to play in preventing suicide. At 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 10, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention along with the U.S. Surgeon General will present the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Do you know your role? Find out how you can help: http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/NSSP/livestream
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- Several weeks ago, we asked for help in thinking through how SAMHSA’s website could be better organized. Using an online exercise (called a card...
- NOAA's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center has issued its 5-day rainfall forecast associated with Tropical Storm Isaac. Dangerous inland flooding is a concern - stay tuned to your local forecast.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are common reactions during and after a disaster call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or Text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746
- The Disaster Distress Helpline is ready & available with crisis counseling via phone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) for anyone experiencing emotional distress in relation to #Isaac.
Calls and texts are answered 24/7 by trained, caring counselors from call centers throughout the U.S.
- While we continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Isaac & Joyce in the Atlantic, much of the U.S. remains under a severe drought. Here's a map from U.S. Department of Agriculture, showing the drought conditions as of earlier this week. More on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's response to the drought and their assistance to farmers and ranchers at www.usda.gov/drought.
Severe and ongoing drought can also cause emotional distress such as overwhelming anxiety and constant worrying. For drought-specific behavioral health resources check out: 1.usa.gov/PGOlzh
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