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  • September 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 6

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New SAMHSA Materials Inform Families About Mental Health Disorders

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created a suite of educational materials to help caregivers and youth learn about the symptoms and treatment options for a variety of mental health disorders, as well as where to find support services.

The educational materials were developed in collaboration with the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology, and the American Psychiatric Association. They include factsheets addressing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, first episode psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

SAMHSA's Family Educational Materials webpage can be accessed at https://www.samhsa.gov/children/family-educational-materials.

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