NASMHPD News Archives


National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2012 is Wednesday, May 9th. Join NASMHPD in seeking to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health.


NASMHPD congratulates Tonier Cain for winning the 2011 Voice Award for Consumer/Peer Leadership.


Read how the mental health community is partnering to establish a Consumer Memorial at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. here and here.


Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) has developed a resource entitled, "A Catalogue of Tools: A Guide to Low-Cost or No-Cost Cessation Resources."


The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project has released its Advocacy Handbook. The Advocacy Handbook is a how-to guide for advocates who want to improve the response to people with mental illness who are in contact with the criminal justice system. The Consensus Project is coordinated by the Council of State Governments and is assisted by several partners, including NASMHPD.


The Consensus Project, which is sponsored by the Council of State Governments and NASMHPD (as a project partner), is pleased to announce the release of a new issue brief: "Violence against Women with Mental Illness." The issue brief summarizes the latest research regarding this issue, identifies some programs and resources that serve women with mental illness who are recent victims of crime, and recommends an action agenda for the federal government.  You can download the Report from the Consensus Project here.


NASMHPD, supported by its Targeted Technical Assistance contract with the Center for Mental Health Sevices, has produced its first Quarterly Transformation Report. This report surverys responding state mental health agencies about currently ongoing transformative efforts. The Report is available in PDF form.


NASMHPD has served as a partner with the RPC - a bipartisan group of practitioners, policymakers, and advocates - in an effort to produce a report that provides comprehensive policy recommendations for improving the likelihood that adults released from prison or jail will make a safe and successful return to their home communities. The final report is available at the Re-Entry Policy Council's website.

State Activities Since the President's New Freedom Commission Final Report. Take a brief look at how states are implementing the vision of Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America