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September 2008

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SAMHSA and Ad Council Unveil National Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign

Mental Illness: What a Difference A Friend Makes
Mental Health: What a Difference Friends Can Make

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Ad Council, today launched a national awareness public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to decrease the negative attitudes that surround mental illness and encourage young adults to support their friends who are living with mental health problems.


SAMHSA, is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nations substance abuse prevention, addictions, treatment, and mental health services delivery system.

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