SAMHSA SUPPORTED INITIATIVES
TO ADVANCE MENTAL HEALTHCARE

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SAMHSA is dedicated to combating stigma and improving access and quality of care for mental health and substance use disorders in every community through a number of initiatives.
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

    The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. Your personal information and the search criteria you enter into the Locator is secure and anonymous. SAMHSA does not collect or maintain any information you provide.

  • Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

    The Early Serious Mental Illness (ESMI) Treatment Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons and their family members who are seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for a recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions.

  • 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.

  • Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

    The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer - disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.

  • Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)

    The PTTC Network will provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field including professionals/pre-professionals, organizations, and others in the prevention community.

  • Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

    This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.

  • 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.

  • ZERO Suicide

    The Zero Suicide framework is a system-wide, organizational commitment to safer suicide care in health and behavioral health care systems. The framework is based on the realization that suicidal individuals often fall through the cracks in a sometimes fragmented and distracted health care system.

  • SAMHSA's National Helpline

    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

    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

    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.

  • Provider Clinical Support System for Medication-Assisted Treatment

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

  • Buprenorphine Physician & Treatment Program Locator

    Find information on locating physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers.

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