2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in this country. It touches millions of lives—people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds—but the research is clear: suicide is preventable, and the more people who stand up for suicide prevention and mental health, the more lives we can save. Join us on Wednesday, September 27th at […]

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Media Release: Governor’s Datathon to Focus on Opioid Addiction Crisis

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 24, 2017   Office of the Governor Contact: Brian Coy Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov   Governor’s Datathon to Focus on Opioid Addiction Crisis   ~ Teams needed to develop data-driven prevention, treatment and law enforcement strategies  ~   RICHMOND – Governor Terry […]

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Behavioral Health Barometer recently released by SAMHSA

Report for Virginia: https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA17-BAROUS-16/SMA17-BAROUS-16-VA.pdf The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released the fourth edition of its Behavioral Health Barometer state reports that provide a powerful overview of behavioral health in each state and the District of Columbia (DC).  Each report includes data about key behavioral health issues such as the prevalence of […]

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MHFA Higher Ed at the University of Mary Washington

  Thank you to Jamie and Leo (Fairfax-Falls Church CSB) and Mike and Nicole (DBHDS) for joining the pair of Sherry’s from Rappahannock Area CSB to train 75 resident advisers and student life staff at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. Three concurrent sessions of Mental Health First Aid – Higher Education were […]

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Project Lazarus – RASAP Summer Conference

Please join RASAP for the 2017 Summer Conference Friday, August 18.   Call Cathy Gore by Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at (434) 799-0456 Ext 3134 to register. Project Lazarus:  Community Public Health Approach to Opioid Epidemic: Reach, Teach, Treat Objects/Desired Results Define the components of a successful community-based prescription opioid overdose prevention program.  Data on […]

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Collaborative Planning Group License addendum

Since DBHDS has increased the scope of data that will be collected in the Performance Based Prevention System to include Block Grant data. Please provide some guidance on the most recent information and license addendum that we received. There are additional costs involved and renewal fees mentioned. I can’t answer the questions I’m getting from […]

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RASAP Summer Conference Project Lazarus

The Project Lazarus Model is a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health.   Learn more about the core components of the model: Public Awareness, Coalition Action, Data, Evaluation, Community Education, Provider Education, Hospital ED Policies, Diversion Control, Pain Patient […]

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