SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center

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Our Call Center is staffed with trained Information Specialists who respond to inquiries about mental health issues. We are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Eastern time.

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Disaster/TraumaThe emotional impact of traumatic events can have devastating effects on the mental well-being of individuals of all ages. For many, it is easy to focus all energies on helping other people or on maintaining daily schedules and routines. Although these efforts deserve attention, it is important to remember to take care of yourself and to monitor your own emotions during difficult times. more...

Youth Violence Prevention
Youth Violence Prevention CMHS youth violence prevention efforts focus on the collective involvement of families, communities, and schools to build resiliency to disruptive behavior disorders (for example, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). more...

Children and Families
Children and FamiliesLike adults, children and adolescents can have mental health disorders that interfere with the way they think, feel, and act. When untreated, mental health disorders can lead to school failure, family conflicts, drug abuse, violence, and even suicide. Untreated mental health disorders can be very costly to families, communities, and the health care system. more...

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