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  • SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative: Wellness Week September 10-16, 2017
    on September 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    A component of SAMHSA's Wellness initiative, this poster emphasizes "Focus on the Physical," and shows a variety of images of people living a healthy lifestyle such as exercising, sleeping, getting routine checkups, etc. Inventory#: SMA16-4956 […]

  • Funding and Characteristics of Single State Agencies for Substance Abuse Services and State Mental Health Agencies, 2015
    on September 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This report highlights the structure, responsibilities, policies, services, and financing of single-state agencies and state mental health agencies. The report includes discussion of efforts to integrate physical and behavioral health and efforts by state agencies to address opioid abuse and misuse. Inventory#: SMA17-5029 […]

  • Keeping Youth Drug Free
    on September 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This resource guide for parents offers advice on keeping children substance free. Review statistics about adolescent substance use, and learn tips on good communication. The guide also features substance facts and case studies for additional insight. Inventory#: SMA17-3772 […]

  • Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States:
    on September 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This report presents 2016 national estimates of use of alcohol, tobacco products, illicit drugs (such as, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, as well as the misuse of opioids, prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives), substance use disorders, and substance use treatment among people 12 years of age and older. It Includes national estimates of any mental illness, serious mental illness, major depressive episode, use of mental health services and suicidal ideation among adults ages 18 or older and national estimates of major depressive episode, use of mental health services among adolescents aged 12 to 17. Trend information on these topics are also presented. Inventory#: SMA17-5044 […]

  • Tips for Survivors:
    on July 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This tip sheet contains information about grief, the grieving process, and what happens when the process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs. It also offers tips and resources for coping with both types of grief. Inventory#: SMA17-5035 […]

  • Tips for Health Care Practitioners and Responders:
    on July 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Provides Health Care Practitioners and Disaster Responders with guidelines for communicating with survivors experiencing grief. Background information about the grieving process and what happens when the grief process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs is included as well as helpful resources for additional assistance. Inventory#: SMA17-5036 […]

  • Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 4
    on June 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. This data includes the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking. The report also highlights the percentages of those who seek treatment for these conditions. The state-level Barometers contain valuable insight into the behavioral health needs and the unique challenges faced by communities across the country. This analysis can help public health authorities and others determine the best ways of meeting behavioral health care needs and disparities among various communities. Inventory#: SMA17-BAROUS-16 […]

  • Understanding A First Episode Of Psychosis Caregiver:
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet provides an overview of psychosis among youth and young adults. It offers guidance on how to provide support, and recommendations for treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-5005 […]

  • Understanding Depression Young Adults:
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet offers young adults information on living with depression. It discusses causes of depression, and approaches to treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-5004 […]

  • Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
    on May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This report highlights existing programs that address behavioral health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander boys and young men. It also outlines effective tools and best practices in working with this population. Inventory#: SMA17-5032 […]

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  • How much water flows into agricultural irrigation? New study provides 18-year water use record
    on October 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture. In a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers detail their use of satellite images to produce annual maps of irrigation. The findings, the scientists said, will help farmers, water ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database
    on October 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death? The water quality of the nation's lakes is threatened not only by the things people do in and around them, but, say scientists, by less obvious factors such as agriculture and changes in climate. Because lakes are as distinct as one snowflake from another, they may respond differently to these challenges. To better understand the ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Community College Innovation Challenge
    on October 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Many real world problems can be solved with STEM-based solutions. NSF invites teams of community college students to identify key problems and propose innovative solutions in this national contest. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
    on October 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Watch the archive video of the press conference at For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time -- in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been observed in both gravitational waves and light. The discovery was made using the U.S.-based Laser ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF awards $5.3 million in 59 grants to study effects of recent hurricanes
    on October 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    It was August 25, and Hurricane Harvey's intensifying winds were moving onshore in South Texas, bringing torrential rains. No one yet knew that Harvey would eventually swamp Houston in flood waters. Nor that a short time later, powerful Hurricane Irma would do the same in many parts of Florida. Nor that little more than a week after Irma, Hurricane Maria would devastate Puerto Rico. To help scientists understand how such disasters happen and how we can best respond, the National ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • LIGO: Einstein Was Right
    on October 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    A century ago, Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of space-time that result from the universe's most violent phenomena. A hundred years later, NSF-funded researchers using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) have detected gravitational waves. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF announces $19.5M in awards to support fundamental research to advance the nation’s local cities and communities
    on October 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting fundamental research to equip U.S. cities and communities with more responsive and adaptive technologies and services. Today, NSF's Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) program announces its first round of awards totaling approximately $19.5 million. This funding will support 38 projects involving researchers at 34 institutions across the ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore
    on October 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). After the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs 66 million years ago, hyaenodonts were the main predators on the African continent. The newly discovered animal is called Pakakali rukwaensis, the name derived from the ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Scientists to discuss new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy
    on October 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    WHAT: Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation (NSF) as it brings together scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaborations, as well as representatives for some 70 observatories, Monday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The gathering will begin with an overview of new findings from LIGO, Virgo and partners that span the globe, ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • EarthScope's Transportable Array now spans Alaska, the last frontier
    on October 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Seismic station A19K, it’s called, and it’s now at the edge of an abandoned airstrip far above the Arctic Circle. The nearest population center is 127 miles northeast in Utqiaġvik (formerly known as Barrow), the northernmost city in the United States. What a way to celebrate Earth Science Week, Oct. 8-14, 2017. The seismic station is part of EarthScope, a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's one of hundreds of stations collectively called the ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

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