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SAMHSA on National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention

Participants spoke about suicide prevention efforts. They said mental health and substance abuse was a public health issue which should be confronted by destigmatizing mental illness and suicide. They focused on an initiative where the department of Health and Human Services would provide nearly $56 million in new grants to support the national strategy. The program would set new standards for doctors to earn incentive payments and also hire additional 1,600 mental professionals. They answered questions from the audience.  Go to C-Span to view the entire presentation and see the trasncript.