250652 New efforts in Mental Health Promotion – Directives and Directions within the Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 11:30 AM

O'Neal Walker, PhD, MS, Captain, USPHS , Mental Health Promotion Branch, Center for Mental Health Services/SAMHSA, Rockville, MD
This presentation outlines and provides an overview of the new directives and directions of SAMHSA's strategic initiatives related to mental and emotional wellness. It seeks to define SAMHSA's collaborative approach across OPDIVs, Governmental, and non-Governmental entities, aimed at ensuring mental health and emotional wellness address culturally diverse determinants throughout the lifespan.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this panel, participants will be able to: Identify at least three of SAMHSA’s eight Strategic Initiatives related Give at least two examples of how mental health relates to overall public health and is defined in various cultural settings.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to give this presentation because I oversee numerous programs directly related to mental health promotion, mental illness prevention, and emotional wellness (e.g., Safe School/Health Students programs).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.