Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
November, 2002

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SAMHSA “SIMS” DELIVERS NEWS VIA EMAIL

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a free email Information Mailing System (SIMS) designed to bring the latest grant and contract announcements, new publications, policy, and data in your area of interest. With over 18,000 subscribers, SAMHSA recommends SIMS for anyone interested in mental health and substance abuse, including providers and researchers to administrators and community members. The web address below will bring you to a registration questionnaire that will determine your primary topics of interest: http://sims.health.org/

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NEW BOOK PROVIDES INFORMATION ON FINDING &
STARTING SELF-HELP SUPPORT GROUPS

“The Self-Help Group Sourcebook: Your Guide to Community &
Online Self-Help Support Groups” published in 2002 by the American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse provides information on over 1,000 support groups and networks available throughout the world. The support groups cover such topics as addictions, bereavement, mental health, disabilities, abuse and parenting. The book also lists research studies and information on starting face-to-face and online groups. An online version of the book also includes a registry for persons interested in starting national or international self-help groups. To access the Self-Help Group Sourcebook and for more information, please visit this site: http://www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/

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UIC SELF-DETERMINATION & THE INTERNET WEBCAST
ARCHIVED & AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

If you missed The University of Illinois at Chicago National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability’s live webcast held last month, you now have another opportunity for viewing. “Using the Internet to Promote Self-Determination & Emotional Well-Being” is now archived and available for download. This webcast addressed current trends and web-based resources for increasing self-determination for people with psychiatric disabilities. To view the webcast, please visit the following website:
http://www.psych.uic.edu/UICNRTC/sdworkshop3.htm

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