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EDUCATION, CONSULTATIONS, ANSWERS, FOR CLINICIANS

Find evidence-based data that supports your clinical practice and helps you make treatment decisions.

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About Our Initiative

SMI Adviser is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA works closely on this project with a team of experts from 30 other mental health organizations. This team includes individuals, families, clinical experts, peers, and policy makers.

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Education

Initiatives

SAMHSA Supported Initiatives

Find detailed answers, clinical support, and guidance on prevention, recovery, and resources for individuals and families.

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Providers Clinical Support System

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Providers Clinical Support System

PCSS provides evidence-based training and resources to give healthcare providers the skills and knowledge they need to treat patients with opioid use disorder.

SAMHSA

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SAMHSA

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Disaster Distress Helpline

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Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Veteran's Crisis Line

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Veteran's Crisis Line

Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)

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Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is an international, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

Knowledge

Knowledge Base

Find answers to your questions about serious mental illness (SMI). Browse by topic or simply type in a question. Our Knowledge Base may find you text, resources, links, and more.

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Clozapine

Clozapine Center of Excellence

This component of SMI Adviser focuses on increasing and improving the use of clozapine in treatment refractory schizophrenia. The Clozapine COE provides resources, CME/CNE-certified education, and clinical consultations.

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Consult

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Our clinical experts can answer questions about SMI from all mental health clinicians. Ask us about psychopharmacology, therapies, recovery supports, individual and family engagement, education, and much more.

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