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Screenshot of Fatal Overdoses in the Central East Region factsheetFatal Overdoses in the Central East Region – Factsheet discusses the increase of overdose fatalities within HHS Region 3. In 2020, the Central East contained 9 of the 10 counties and independent cities with the highest fatal overdose rates in the United States. Over 80% (87) of the counties and cities in the region with reliable data had an overdose rate above the national average.

2022: Equity as a Foundation for Leadership: Experiences and Recommendations for Behavioral Health Leaders – A report that describes and defines EquityGrounded Leadership for use by behavioral health leaders in Health and Human Services Region 3 states. This report builds on the Institute’s ongoing efforts to improve diversity, increase cultural competency, and address population-specific needs of people receiving and delivering behavioral health services in Region 3.

The Central East ATTC’s revised Work and Well-Being – A Guide for Addiction Professionals identifies common workplace stressors and how to prevent burnout. It is available in English as a free pdf download. The guide provides strategies that agencies and addiction professionals can use to promote overall self-care. Topics include: professional and personal development, employee wellness incentives, mental wellness, recovery management, and exercise.

Anti-Stigma Toolkit coverThe Anti-Stigma Toolkit: A Guide to Reducing Addiction-Related Stigma provides practical information and tools to enhance the addiction treatment and recovering community’s capacity to engage in effective stigma reduction efforts.

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Addressing Behavioral Health Inequities Part 1 & Part 2 – This two-part series provides information on how the behavioral health system can employ the tools of population health management for planning and redesigning. Part 1 describes and provides strategies on how to implement population management. Part 2 discusses value-based reimbursement.

COVID-19 Effect on Child Mental Health Fact Sheet – Children have been removed from schools, friends, sports, and activities due to COVID-19. This is a traumatic event for many but children have added fears without knowing how to communicate their anxiety.

screenshot of infographic Growing CrisisGrowing Crisis: Suicide Death Rate, Attempts and Injuries among Black Youth – Infographic on the growing suicide death rate, attempts and injuries among Black youth. The resource discussing recent findings, challenges, what we know, and what we can do.

screenshot of infographic Mental Health Peer Support Workforce Designline

Mental Health Peer Support Workforce Designline – This timeline provides a historical overview about the evolution and significance of the peer support workforce.

Mental Health in College Students – A downloadable fact sheet highlighting the complexity of Black college students’ experiences and how they impact their mental health.

Mental Illness and Involvement with Criminal Justice (Brief No.1) – This brief (the first in a series) emphasizes opportunities to divert individuals with serious mental illness at various points of contact with the criminal justice system and explores the complexities that contribute to the difficulties these individuals face.

Mental Illness and Involvement with the Justice System: Effective Clinical Interventions and Programmatic Approaches (Brief No. 2) – This brief (the second in a series) offers a closer look at clinical and programmatic approaches responsive to the needs of justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness.

Older Adult System-of-Care Framework Readiness Assessment – This readiness assessment tool is designed to help behavioral health systems improve service capacity for older adults with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Questions are organized across four key areas to review available resources and supports, assess current policies and practices, and highlight gaps and priorities for systemic improvements.

Recruiting and Retaining Unicorns: Finding Your Dream Psychiatrist – This resource offers guidance on finding committed psychiatrists to work in Community Mental Health Center and Federally Qualified Health Center settings. Intro: The challenge of finding a committed and capable psychiatrist ready to work in public service in our nation’s community mental health centers and community health centers is well known to all in the field. At times, such psychiatrists can seem to be mythical, like the unicorn. But they do exist and more may be coming. The fastest way to increase their number is to demonstrate to the profession that being a psychiatrist in a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) or Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a viable, exciting and meaningful career choice. This document is an attempt to help ignite that virtuous cycle-to help CMHCs and FQHCs find their mythical psychiatrists, make them real, and keep them.

Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Tip Sheet for Educators and School Staff

Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Tip Sheet for Parents and Caregivers

Tip Sheet:  Burnout and Virtual Fatigue in Teletherapy

Tip Sheet: Group Teletherapy

Tip Sheet: Teletherapy for Individual Services

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Substance Use Prevention Resources for Use During a Pandemic – Substance use prevention professionals, like many others, have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures to address it. Many prevention professionals are now working from home, and many venues and spaces where prevention interventions can be implemented are currently closed. Furthermore, with so much focus on the pandemic, it can be difficult for substance use prevention messages to gain traction or for work with stakeholders on environmental strategies to continue.

Suicide Prevention Resource Guide – this Guide is intended to support suicide prevention stakeholders and other interested individuals by providing a comprehensive list of suicide prevention resources, as of April 2020. These suicide prevention hotlines and other resources contained in this document are located within the Central East Region (i.e., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia). The document is organized into two primary sections: 1) National hotlines and resources developed or supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), other Federal agencies, or national nonprofit organizations; and 2) State-specific hotlines and resources developed by state agencies or statewide or local nonprofit organizations.

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