Archived Publications and Reports

Archived NASMHPD publications and reports from 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996.


Serving Individuals with Co-Occurring Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illnesses: Systems Barriers and Strategies for Reform

Cultural Competency: Measurement as a Strategy for Moving Knowledge into Practice in State Mental Health Systems

Prevention Approaches for State Mental Health Authorities

State Mental Health Authorities' Response to Terrorism

Focus on: Pharmaceuticals Pricing & Acquisition, Use of Mortality Data, Creating Recovery Facilitating Systems of Care, and Prevention Strategies for SMHAs

The Damaging Consequences of Violence and Trauma: Facts, Discussion Points, and Recommendations for the Behavioral Health System

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Spring 2004 - Answering the Challenge: Responses to the President's New Freedom Commission Final Report

Council of State Governments' Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Report
(NASMHPD served as a key participant in the development of this publication.)

Mental Health, Schools and Families Working Together for All Children and Youth: Toward a Shared Agenda
(NASMHPD served as a key participant in the development of this publication.)

Focus on Utilization of NRI's Performance Measurement System Data, Reducing Medical Morbidity, Guiding Physician Practice to Ensure Open Formularies, and Effective Use of LOCUS and Treatment Planning

Emerging New Practices in Organized Peer Support: Report from NTAC's National Experts Meeting on Emerging New Practices in Organized Peer Support, March 17-18, 2003, Alexandria, VA

Developing Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems: Report from NTAC's National Experts Meeting on Trauma and Violence, August 5-6, 2002, Alexandria, VA

Summer 2003 - Building Bridges: A Status Report on the Integration of Public Health and Public Mental Health


Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Part III: Lessons From the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

Best Practices Symposium - Trends in the Public Mental Health System: An Environmental Scan, Developing Best Practice Guidelines for Treating People with Co-Occurring People with Mental Illness/Mental Retardation, Mental Health's Response to Terrorism, and Lessons for State Clinical Directors from Business Management

Exemplary Methods of Financing Integrated Service Programs for Persons with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Disorders

Managing Conflict Cooperatively: Making a Commitment to Nonviolence and Recovery in Mental Health Treatment Settings

Mental Health Recovery: What Helps and What Hinders? A National Research Project for the Development of Recovery Facilitating System Performance Indicators

Criminal Justice Primer for State Mental Health Agencies

Service Systems Supports During the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood: Parent Perspectives

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Persons Who Are Deaf

State Mental Health Commissions: Recommendations for Change and Future Directions

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Asian Americans

Summer/Fall 2002 - Violence and Coercion in Mental Health Settings: Eliminating the Use of Seclusion and Restraint

Spring 2002 - Responding to Terrorism: Public Mental Health Systems Move to the Forefront

Winter 2002 - Seizing the Moment: Redefining State Mental Health Agency Role in Time of Budget Uncertainty


The Georgia Story: How to Successfully Restore a State Hospital Cemetery

Involuntary Outpatient Commitment

Psychiatric Polypharmacy

Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint: PART II

Psychiatric Medications

Best Practices Symposium - Focus on Computerized Performance Measurement Systems, Children's Psychopharmacy, Continuity of Care from the Hospital to the Community and Practice Guidelines Update

State Efforts to Expand Transition Supports for Adolescents Receiving Public Mental Health Services

Creating Culturally Competent Mental Health Systems for Latinos: Perspectives from an Expert Panel

State of the States: Services for Persons Who Are Homeless and Mentally Ill

Promoting Collaboration: An Exploration of Successful Partnerships Between Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils and State Mental Health Agencies

Summer 2001 - Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, Seeking Common Ground

Spring 2001 - Bridging the Gap Between Research and Services with Evidence-Based Practices


Best Practices Symposium - Fourth Annual Best Practices Symposium on Use of Antipsychotics/Medicaid Formularies, Seclusion/Restraint, State/Academic Collaboration, and Mental Health Courts

Review of Recovery Literature: A Synthesis of a Sample of Recovery Literature

Offices of Consumer Affairs: A Pathway to Effective Public Mental Health Services: Executive Summary

Examples from the Field: Programmatic Efforts To Improve Cultural Competence in Mental Health Services: Executive Summary

Law, the Role of Government and the Future of Public Mental Health: Executive Summary

Fall 2000 - Conflict Resolution

Summer 2000 - Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities

The Change Agent's TOOL BOX is an eight-part series promoting integration across service systems to meet the needs of persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, and consumers with multiple needs.


Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint, PART I

Financing and Marketing the New Conceptual Framework for Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Persons: Executive Summary

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of African Americans: Executive Summary

Fall 1999 - The Use of Telemedicine in Providing Mental Health Services

Summer 1999 - Seclusion & Restraint


National Dialogue on Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders


A Snapshot of Community Mental Health Services: Report of a State Mental Health Agency Survey: description

Exploring the Intersection Between Cultural Competency and Managed Behavioral Health Care: Implications for State and County Mental Health Agencies (description only online)

Planting the Seeds of Change: Developing Mental Health and Aging Coalitions To Improve Services for Older Persons with Mental Illness (description only online)



Housing for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities: Best Practices for a Changing Environment (description)

In the Public Interest: The Developing Alliance Between State and County Mental Health Authorities (description)