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Behavioral Health Resources

Welcome to the CHAMPS Behavioral Health Resources webpage. CHAMPS developed this online resource to support Region VIII health centers in providing quality, integrated behavioral health care in the primary care setting.

Please click or scroll down for:
Articles and Reports
Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines
Patient Education
Provider Education
Other Online Resources


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Guide to Building Collaborative Mental Health Care Partnerships in Pediatric Primary Care
Outlines core components of collaborative mental health care partnerships in the primary care setting and steps to implementing effective partnerships (June 2010)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Publications

Collection of journal articles, from 2002 to 2007, following up on the ACE study (performed in 1995-1997 with more than 17,000 participants), measuring cumulative traumatic stress during childhood and relating the scores to increased probabilities of acquiring various chronic illnesses including mental health conditions

Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Jacqueline S. Gray, Ph.D.
Rural Mental Health Research White Paper for National Institute of Mental Health
White paper examines current literature related to mental health research in rural, frontier, and remote areas with recommendations for future research addressing needs and disparities (September 2011)

Journal of Rural Community Psychology
Current and Archived Journal Issues

Peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published annually by Marshall University with information related to the sociological, psychological and mental health issues in rural and small community settings

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
NACHC 2010 Assessment of Behavioral Health Services in Federally Qualified Health Centers
Overview of health center behavioral health services including the level of behavioral health integration and training needs to staff such services (January 2011)

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness
Thirteenth in a series of technical reports based on a literature review, a series of work group calls, and a two-day meeting of medical directors, commissioners, researchers and other technical experts (October 2006)

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
Mental Health Resource Center

Collection of research articles on mental health issues of migrant farmworkers including topics such as bipolar disorder, acculturative stress, depression, and anxiety

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Quarterly publication featuring applied services research, policy, and practical articles on the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of mental health and addiction services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

2010 National Survey on Drug Use & Health
Results pertaining to SAMHSA 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population aged 12 years old and older

Mental Health, United States 2010
Data on the nations' mental health system across themes: people, treatment facilitiey characteristics, payers and payment mechanisms, state-level data, children, military personnel, and non-traditional service settings.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Addressing Suicide Potential and Prevention in Rural and Frontier Areas: Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Providers

Report of a two-phase project including the statistical phase to identify rural counties at high risk for suicide, and a second-phase to develop a Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Providers (August 2009)

Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ)
The Effect of Behavioral Health Consultation on the Care of Depression by Primary Care Clinicians
Original research developed by Neftali Serrano, PsyD, and Kimberley Monden, PhD, of Access Community Health Centers in Madison, Wisconsin (June 2011)

WomensHealth.gov, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health
Action Steps for Improving Women’s Mental Health

Report on research, products, tools, and resources that explore the role that gender plays in diagnosing, treating, and coping with mental illness, with specific steps for policy-makers, providers, and researchers, to take to address women’s mental health (May 2009)

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American Psychiatric Association, PsychiatryOnline
Practice Guidelines

Includes the following guidelines:

Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2004, Guideline Watch 2009)
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias (2007)
Bipolar Disorder (2002, Guideline Watch 2005)
Borderline Personality Disorder (2001, Guideline Watch 2005)
Delirium (1999, Guideline Watch 2004)
Eating Disorders (2006, Guideline Watch 2012)
HIV/AIDS (2000, Guideline Watch 2006)
Major Depressive Disorder (2010)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (2007, Guideline Watch 2013)
Panic Disorder (2009)
Schizophrenia (2004, Guideline Watch 2009)
Substance Use Disorders (2006, Guideline Watch 2007)
Suicidal Behaviors (2003)


Alcohol and Substance Use
Guideline for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), plus Prescriptions Drug Abuse Prevention Supplement, Pain Contract, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Supplement, and Strategies for Implementing SBIRT in Clinical Practices (2011)

Depression Guideline plus Depression Supplement, Treatment Tracking Log for Depression, and Pregnancy and Postpartum Antidepressant Medication Chart (2011)

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
Behavioral Health Guidelines

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Primary Care for School-Age Children/Adolescents (2014), and Depression, Adults in Primary Care (2013)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Execellence (NICE)
General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder (with or without Agoraphobia) in Adults
Management in primary, secondary and community care (2011)

Pediatrics®, Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): I. Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management (November 2007)

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): II. Treatment and Ongoing Management (November 2007)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

Searchable database of evidence-based interventions searchable by age group, area of interest, setting, outcome category, race/ethnicity, geographic location, gender, study design, implementation, and keyword

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American Psychiatric Association (APA), Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives.
Learn More About…

Online fact sheets on 30 different mental health topics including ADHD, addiction, anxiety, bipolar disorder, bullying, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and more

What is Mental Illness Fact Sheet

Free downloadable fact sheet in English, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrinya

Medline Plus
Mental and Behavioral Health Topics

Online fact sheets on over two dozen topics including Alzheimer’s Disease, antidepressants, autism, compulsive gambling, coping with chronic illness, learning disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)
Mental Health Patient Education Materials
Collection of Spanish language resources on mental health topics such as panic disorder, depression, teen mental health, and trauma

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Brochures, fact sheets, and booklets on various mental and behavioral health topics available online, in print, and some in Spanish

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Bipolar Disorder

WomensHealth.gov, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Women’s Health
Women’s Mental Health: What it Means to You
Consumer booklet that addresses mental health stigma, provides information on signs and symptoms of mental illness, and includes suggestions for support, coping, and prevention

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Click here
to find the following archived webcasts in the CHAMPS Distance Learning Library:

Practical Approaches to Managing Your Overweight and Obese Patients, 11/16/2006

Promoting Successful Tobacco Cessation: Treatment Recommendations and Systems Changes for CHCs, 3/28/2007

Introduction to SBIRT Series Session 1 – How to Implement Screening, Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), 5/28/2008

Introduction to SBIRT Series Session 2 – Brief Intervention and Brief Therapy, 8/20/2008

Introduction to SBIRT Series Session 3 - New Clinical Guidelines for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment, 10/7/2008

Lifestyle Modifications for Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus, 4/15/2009

Bipolar Disorders vs. Borderline Personality Disorder, 3/1/2011

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Brief Overview and three videos (3-5 minutes each) providing MI techniques used in a patient care setting, and other resources including MI self-assessment scales, questionnaire, and sample MI questions and statements

Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, Regional Health Education
Effective Communication with Families

Tool to aid providers with communicating with parents and children regarding weight management including brief focused advice on who to communicate with and how, brief negotiation skills, assessment of readiness, and closing the encounter

Mental Health First Aid USA
12-Hour Course Quick Start Guide
Face-to-face course that can be brought into health centers to introduce participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, help them understand the impact, and review common treatments

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Upcoming and Archived Webinars

Free live and archived webinars on various behavioral health topics

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NMAssist: Screening for Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Web-based interactive tool that guides clinicians through a short series of screening questions and generates a substance involvement score that suggests the level of intervention needed

Resources for Medical and Health Professionals
Screening tools, physician clinical support system, clinical curriculum, CME program, reference charts and posters, patient handouts, fact sheets, and other resources for clinical settings

Partnership for Early Childhood Mental Health
Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit
Toolkit to health professionals to help integrate mental health services into the pediatric medical home

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Professional and Research Topics

Online library of publications on various professional mental health topics including access to care, administration, costs, quality improvement, cultural competency, drug use trends, ethics, insurance, process improvement, service coordination, technology, and more

Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health (Diálogos comunitarios acerca de la salud mental)
Free, downloadable resource that includes an Information Brief, Discussion Guide, Planning Guide, and Newsletter in both English and Spanish

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Research to Practice Webinars

Archived and upcoming webinars on multiple topics related to suicide including, LGBT, behavioral health disorders, specific populations, screening, substance abuse, and more

TeenScreen, National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University

TeenScreen Primary Care
Resources for primary care providers including the TeenScreen Primary Care Screening Questionnaire Starter Kit, research, news, updates, and free webinars to aid primary care providers with incorporating routine adolescent mental health screenings into practice

Incorporating Substance Abuse Screening Into Adolescent Office Visits: CRAFFT Questionnaire
The CRAFFT questionnaire, reproduced with support of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, with information on administering and scoring, interpreting results, engaging parents, and coding and payment

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Healthcare and Behavioral Health Stakeholders
Programs and initiatives for behavioral health care professionals including training, population-specific behavioral health support, professional student exchange program, rural behavioral health, Western Regional Graduate Program, and more

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AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions)

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mental Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Center for Rural Health, University or North Dakota School of Medicine, Mental Health

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Project INTERFACE, an Initiative of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

WICHE, Mental Health Program

WomensHealth.gov, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Women’s Health, Mental Health Resources

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