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You Make SAMHSA Rock!

By: Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

After almost six years of working with SAMHSA and with all of you, I am resigning from the position of SAMHSA Administrator, effective August 22, 2015. As I contemplate leaving, I want to tell all of you how much SAMHSA’s work means to me and to the nation.

Read Pamela's complete statement 

NCLR 2015 Fall Regional Convenings

We want to remind you about the upcoming Fall Regional Convenings, as shared with you through the Far West Regional Digest in April and during the NCLR Annual Conference. On behalf of your Affiliate Council representatives, we ask that you mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2015 Far West and Midwest Fall Regional Convening to be held on October 15-16 in Albuquerque, NM.  Click here to register today!

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National Minority Mental Health Month Twitter Storm

Mark your calendar! On July 29, 2015 from 2-3pm ET, HHS Office of Minority Health and SAMHSA will host a National Minority Mental Health Month Twitter chat (#MMHMchat). The conversation will be focused on reducing mental health disparities within racially and ethnically diverse communities. Discussion topics include:

  • Strategies to help promote mental health in diverse communities.
  • Effective practices to help reduce behavioral health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations.
  • Cultural perspectives on mental health.
  • Resources that have been helpful in addressing and reducing minority mental health disparities.

Use #MMHMchat in your tweets and follow @MinorityHealth and @SAMHSAgov to join the discussion. Stay connected throughout National Minority Mental Health Month by following & using #MMHM2015. Share a photo, video, or story with the hashtag #MMHM2015 to let others know how you are getting involved.

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Employment Empowerment Workshop Series

The Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recover is inviting participants to their Employment Empowerment Workshop Series. The workshops will focus on helping individuals strengthen their skills in job search and will include: skill identification and development, mock interviews, employer panels, applying/follow up with job leads, etc.

The workshops will be held for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 10AM-1PM at

1120 2nd St. NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102.

We are scheduled to begin on July 15th and conclude on August 19th. There is no cost for the participants to attend, incentives and workshop materials will be provided. The criteria to participate is a barrier to employment which can include: gaps in work history, little to no work history, criminal history and/or disabilities. Those interested in participating will need to register with Patricia Sisneros at: 505-331-1340.

Seating is limited and given on a first-come-first serve basis. Thank you for your support in offering this invaluable service to your clients. This workshop is provided with support from Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement.