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Movie Review: No Kidding! Me 2!!

No Kidding! Me 2!! is both the title of a film and the non-profit organization behind it dedicated to “stomping the stigma” surrounding mental “dis-ease”. The documentary is the directorial debut of actor Joe Pantoliano, who has appeared in such films and TV series as The Sopranos, The Matrix and Memento. Pantoliano’s goal is to make brain disease “cool […]

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Faith Based Role in Behavioral Health Roundtable Discussion

The Danya Institute/Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center was pleased to be able to support this effort of the Maryland faith community on July 25, 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church in Baltimore.  Entitled “Where the Hurting Meet the Holy”, an outstanding group of presenters discussed “Building Community through Courage, Commitment, Compassion and Coalition.”  We […]


Movie Review: The New Black

The New Black is an engaging and timely documentary by Yoruba Richen “that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.” The film demonstrates that while stigma against homosexuality certainly exists in some segments […]

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Affordable Care Act Resource List

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Enrollment  and consumer information: www.healthcare.gov Health Insurance Marketplace Information: http://marketplace.cms.gov/ The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight: www.cciio.cms.gov Publications and Articles:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/publications-and-articles.html Multimedia information:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/multimedia/multimedia.html Widgets and Badges:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/widgets-and-badges/mp-badges-english.html Spanish materials:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/spanish-materials/spanish-materials.html Other language materials:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/other-languages/other-languages-materials.html Fact Sheets for other programs such as SNAP, WIC, Head Start, […]


September is Recovery Month!

  Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Monthspreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention […]


A Look at the New DSM-5

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013.  Like the DSM-IV-TR, which it replaced, the DSM-5 provides diagnostic criteria – descriptions and symptoms – for every known mental disorder. It is considered the leading resource for making psychiatric diagnoses and is used […]

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Metropolitan Baltimore’s 7th Annual Recovery Rally, Run & Walk

Find out about events all over the country here. . . 09/14/2013 8:00 AM –  2:00 PM Participants in the 7th Annual Recovery Walk and Rally will walk/run around the Reservoir at Druid Hill Park, followed by a Rally at the Sundial pavilion. At the Park participants will learn more about treatment and recovery from local […]

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Conversations: Trends in Behavioral Healthcare 2012 now available

We are pleased to offer this free publication that spotlights our most timely articles from 2012, including ones on human trafficking, health care reform, HIV/AIDS and veterans issues. Many thanks to Jessica Bumpus for providing professional graphic design services.   Click here to download it as a free electronic document (PDF)   Click here to […]


Conversations: Trends in Behavioral Healthcare

Conversations: Trends in Behavioral Healthcare Type/Format:  Print Media (i.e. newsletterbulletin) Description:  regular series oforiginal articles on trends in the field of behavioral healthcare Release Date:  7/11/2013 Language:  English This product is available for download using the following link(s). Conversations: Trends in Behavioral Health  NOTE: To view Adobe Acrobat files, you must have a copy of […]


Virginia Commonwealth University Lecture – July 17

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine The Dean’s Biomedical Research Seminar ___________________________ Nora Volkow, M.D. Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health _____________________________ Addiction: Conflict between Brain Circuits Role of Genes, Development and the Social Environment ______________________________ Abstract: Studies employing neuroimaging technology paired with behavioral measurements, and more recently genetics, have led […]