Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to bring advances to the behavioral health of the nation. Established by congress in 1992, the core mission of SAMHSA is to diminish the impact of substance abuse disorders and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA’s programs and campaigns are geared towards offering information, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral health services. Programs include Behavioral Health Equity, Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Drug-Free Workplace Programs, Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator, Homelessness Programs and Resources, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI), National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, National Prevention Week, Networking, Certifying & Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines & Disaster Distress Helpline, and more. Contact Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration directly for answers to any questions or more information on the services they provide.