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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services

Last Updated: 8/15/2012

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SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance,
Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with
Mental Health (ADS Center)

Information by AUDIENCE
  Families:   Consumers:
Children, youth, parents/caregivers
Peer support, disclosure, recovery
  Older Adults:   Providers:
Ageism, perceptions, recovery, service access
Mental health services, parity, general practitioners, provider stigma
Information by TOPIC


Performing, visual, literary


Race, ethnicity, perceptions


Teachers, primary/secondary school, college/university


Employers, workplace, military

   Faith & Spirituality:

Faith Leaders, congregation, inclusion


Men, women, LGBT


Landlords/realtors, homelessness, NIMBYism


Stigmatizing words, labels, people-first language


News, film, television, myths of violence

   Policy & Legislation:

Policymakers, criminal justice system, protection and advocacy

   Research, Facts & Statistics:

Participatory research, researchers, stigma measures

   Rural Communities:

Barriers, services providers, policy


Athletes, coaches, stigma, recovery

   Substance Use Disorders:

Co-occurring, addiction, recovery

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