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“SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone” Training Review

The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health regularly conducts a free three-hour training entitled “SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone”. Although open to anyone over the age of 15, the majority of attendees tend to be employees of the Department of Behavioral Health who needed to earn continuing education credits. This author recently attended one of them. This […]


DVD review: When I Came Home

The Danya Institute and Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to present original reviews of books and movies of special interest to our stakeholders.   When I Came Home is an authentic and gritty portrait of an Iraqi war veteran’s struggle to rebuild his life back in the states.  Dan Lohaus’ powerful […]

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 […]

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