Integrating Substance Use Disorder and Health Care Services in an Era of Health Care Reform

Integrating Substance Use Disorder and Health Care Services in an Era of Health Care Reform  This white paper is the first in a series of white papers from SAMHSA’s Addiction Technology Transfer (ATTC) Network discussing the unique issues involved in integrating substance use disorder services in health care

Help Support SARDAA!

Please take a moment to find out how you can help support SARDAA, not only today but every day – at no extra cost to you!!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Schizophrenia And Related Disorders Alliance Of America.

IT’S SO SIMPLE: just bookmark this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-1213657, start shopping and support us every time you shop.

Texas and Louisiana Friends:
You can support SARDAA without spending a penny! Register Schizophrenia and Related Disorders on your Kroger Plus Card and they will donate a percentage to SARDAA each time you use your card.

2014 Re-Enrollment Info in English and Spanish (PDF)
Please register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Link to: Schizophrenia and Related Disorders–Kroger Plus Card 90425

Re-Enroll Your Kroger Plus Cards Beginning August 1st.

 

Clinical connections between Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Schizophrenia and Autism – Related Disorders  Written by Rebecca E. Hommer, Susan E. Swedo; posted on www.medscape.com

Complimentary Webinar available: “Early Team Based Treatment For People With Psychotic Symptoms: The RAISE-Early Treatment Program Experience”

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

Location: Online

Hear from Dr. Nina R. Schooler, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, as she presents “Early Team Based Treatment For People With Psychotic Symptoms: The RAISE-Early Treatment Program Experience.”
Click for more details and registration information.

Understanding and Managing Anxiety Disorder

Here is a great article from www.realwarriors.net on Understanding and Managing Anxiety Disorder

Recreational marijuana use associated with increased impulsivity and hostility in daily life.

Despite high levels of marijuana use in the U.S., little is known about the effects of recreational marijuana use on daily life. In a recent study of recreational marijuana users, marijuana use was correlated with increased impulsivity on the day of use and the following day. Participants also reported higher hostility ratings – for both themselves and their perception of others – on the day they used marijuana. This effect did not last into the next day and appeared to lessen as the study progressed. Results were not impacted by other variables measured such as alcohol or nicotine use.   Read the article by clicking here:  http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/latest-science/recreational-marijuana-use-associated-increased-impulsivity-hostility-in-daily-life <http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/latest-science/recreational-marijuana-use-associated-increased-impulsivity-hostility-in-daily-life>

Maintaining a balanced lifestyle while living with a mental illness

Check out this informative article written by SARDAA Board Member Dustin DeMoss on maintaining a balanced lifestyle while living with a mental illness.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dustin-demoss/balanced-life_b_6918220.html

A recent paper reports findings on the reduction in life expectancy among people with mental illness

A recent paper reports findings on the reduction in life expectancy among people with mental illness relative to the general population. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Thomas Insel discusses the magnitude and reasons for this excess mortality. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders.shtml <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders.shtml>

‘Invisible’ Disabilities Require Employers To Be Sensitive, Remain Legally Vigilant

‘Invisible’ Disabilities Require Employers To Be Sensitive, Remain Legally Vigilant

Please click here to read the article: Invisible disabilites

Amazing characters reveal their mental health diagnoses and their paths to overcome them

EPISODE: SCHIZOPHRENIA

Brandon Staglin went from brilliant engineering student to institutionalized. Over the next decade he fought his way back, to help found a leading brain research organization.

Click here: http://mentalhealthchannel.tv/episode/schizophrenia to view this inspirational personal and family story.