Center for Mental Health Services


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Center for Mental Health Services

A federal agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services which sponsors research, demonstration and service activities to increase knowledge and improve services in the field of mental health.
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Rockville, Md: US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health; 1999.
In 1998, the primary federal agency devoted to improving mental health services, the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), awarded $200,000 to a group of former mental patients in California whose nonprofit organization is committed to vigorously opposing laws that would make it easier to forcibly treat and commit people like Julie Rodriguez.
Rockville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services; and National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, 2000.
Because the model is so dependable, ACT services were strongly encouraged and largely adopted by all of the 18 service sites participating in the Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports (ACCESS), a national research project funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (Winter & Calsyn, 1999).
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16C-26 Rockville, MD 20857 (301) 443-4735 Internet: http://www.samhsa.gov/cmhs/cmhs.htm
For further information please contact Gary De Carolis, Chief, Child Adolescent and Family Branch, Division of Knowledge Development and Systems Change, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, Room 18-49, Parklawn Building, 5000 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20856; (301) 443-3693.
It is a new resource of the Center for Mental Health Services. KEN has trained specialists that can give you useful information about service providers, organizations, and other local and national resources that can help you.
Also, at the Center for Mental Health Services (within the Department of Health and Human Services) there has recently been a major commitment of research and demonstration dollars to promote and assess vocational interventions for those with long-term mental illness.
FCGC began by obtaining a three-year Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) American Indian Circle of Care planning grant in 1998.
Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S.

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