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Faye Gary A Mentor to Many Recalls the Mentors She Needed
by Faye Gary, Ed.D., RN, FAAN

Faye Gary, raised in the Jim Crow South, wanted a nursing job there. Even as the laws were changing, custom was not. Read More
Map Tracking Americans' Use of Drugs and Behavioral Health Services
by Charles E. Lewis Jr.

Each year SAMHSA randomly selects 70,000 Americans to report on their substance use and mental health. The data inform researchers, policymakers, academics, and behavioral health professionals in their efforts to make the country healthier. Read More
Justine Larson2 New Senior Medical Advisor Bridges Mental Health Physicians and Policymakers
by Mayu Mishina

The new Senior Medical Advisor at the Center for Mental Health Services loves her work and advises others to find work they love. Read More
Darla Coffey Center for Integrated Health Solutions Connects Primary Care and Behavioral Health
by Marla Fogelman

People with serious behavioral health conditions die one to two decades sooner than the rest of the population. The Center for Integrated Health Solutions, run jointly by SAMHSA and the Health Resources and Services Administration, is working to reduce that gap. Read More