Abuse Disorders was sponsored by the New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NECON), with funding support from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) in SAMHSA.


NIMH and NIDA sponsored a two-day meeting to consider research on the prevention of depression in children and adolescents and to consider new opportunities to develop further the empirical base for additional preventive approaches. Following the meeting, some of the participants prepared articles for a special issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 31, Issue 6, Supplement 1, pp. 99-188, December 2006).


The National Council for Suicide Prevention issued the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to promote broad collaboration in prevention activities.


The World Federation of Mental Health established an Office for the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental Disorders.


SAMHSA launched a new, expanded website to review mental health and substance abuse programs and practices. The system is renamed the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).


The surgeon general released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.


The American Psychological Association hosted a congressional briefing entitled “Children’s Mental Health: Key Challenges, Strategies, and Effective Solutions,” with a focus on prevention.


Psychiatric Annals published a series of articles on prevention in the field of psychiatry. This issue provided a survey of the recent literature on prevention topics for practicing clinical psychiatrists, such as prevention psychiatry, suicide prevention, prodromal states and early intervention in psychosis, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, adverse childhood events as risk factors, becoming a preventionist, and a resident’s perspective on prevention in psychiatry.


The Carter Center convened its annual Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Policy Symposium, with a focus on prevention.


The National Co-Morbidity Study provided additional data confirming that half of all lifetime diagnosable mental illness begins by age 14.


SAMHSA released a report to Congress, Promotion and Prevention in Mental Health: Strengthening Parenting and Enhancing Child Resilience.


Congress included a requirement in the FY 2008 budget of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement an evidence-based wellness and prevention initiative in the mental health program of regional and national significance and an evidence-based home visitation program within the child abuse and neglect program.


Mental Health America launched an Inaugural Promotion and Prevention Summit.

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