West Virginia Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness Co-existing Conditions Needs Assessment Survey

West Virginia Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness Co-existing Conditions

Needs Assessment Survey

Dear Participant,

Please complete the survey below to help us better understand the service needs of West Virginians that have a co-existing developmental disability and mental illness. Your participation in this project is greatly appreciated and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Your involvement in this project will be kept confidential and no identifiable information will be asked. You must be 18 years of age or older, work in West Virginia, and provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness to participate. You may skip any question that you do not wish to answer and you may discontinue at any time. Your participation is completely voluntary. West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board acknowledgement of this project is on file.

I hope that you will participate in this research project, as it could be beneficial in understanding the service needs of individuals with co-existing conditions. Thank you very much for your time.





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SAMHSA Opioid Crisis Combat

Up to $930 Million Available to Combat the Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for $930 Million to combat the opioid crisis through State Opioid Response Grants (Short Title: SOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths. The application due date is August 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Up to $50 Million to Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).


Publication Update: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.

2018 NAMI National Convention

The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.


Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.


Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid in Martinsburg

There are 12 additional vacancies in Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid in Martinsburg  on Friday, December 15 from 8-4.  This class comes with 8 hours of Nursing, Social Work, and Law Enforcement CEUs, and fulfills the WV state requirement for 2 hrs of veteran mental health training for social workers.  The class is free and open to the public.  Please contact Kija Wilson klwilson@k12.wv.us for details.  Thank you!