Resources for Your Community

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  • Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide - A guide provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that serves as a tool for identifying youth at risk for alcohol-related problems.
  • Too Smart To Start - Helps youth, families, educators and communities prevent underage alcohol use and its related problems.
  • - A public education Web site supported by the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on underage drinking that communicates to parents how they can help reduce their child’s risk of becoming involved with alcohol.
  • The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Underage Drinking - A resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that provides information on underage drinking.
  • Safe Schools, Healthy Students - An initiative of HHS, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Justice, designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our nation’s youth, schools and communities.
  • Parents: The Anti-Drug - A resource from The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP’s) National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign that educates parents about underage drinking; materials directed toward teens are provided through its “Above the Influence” campaign.
  • Stop Underage Drinking - A collaboration among SAMHSA and other Federal agencies, this Web site provides a wealth of information on underage drinking, such as data and statistics; resources for parents, youth, educators, community organizations and businesses; and more.

Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Use

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Suicide Prevention

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - A Web site that provides a downloadable wallet card with the Lifeline phone number and suicide warning signs in English and Spanish, as well as other materials for coping and caring for loved ones. The toll-free Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK [8255]) offers confidential help 24 hours a day to individuals considering suicide and their friends and family.
  • SAMHSA’s Mental Health Services Locator - A resource to help people find mental health services and resources in their communities.
  • National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention - A public-private collaboration SAMHSA has developed to help promote suicide prevention.
  • The Trevor Project - An organization that promotes acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning teens and helps to prevent suicide among those youth. The Trevor Helpline, which can be reached at 1-866-488-7386, is a 24-hour toll-free suicide helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning youth.
  • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center - A resource that provides access to the science and experience that can support efforts to develop programs, implement interventions, and promote policies to prevent suicide. Resources include information on school-based prevention programs, a best practices registry, State information and more.

Promotion of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Well-Being

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