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SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is making available several web-based resources to assist in the aftermath of the tragic shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:
- Understanding Mental Illness - After the Virginia Tech Tragedy - a collection of resources and informational materials to build better public understanding about mental health problems. This includes fact sheets on the facts and myths of mental illnesses - including issues of violence, information on SAMHSA's National Anti-Stigma Campaign targeting young adults with the theme of "What a Difference a Friend Makes", real stories of people in recovery from mental illnesses, training materials to develop mentally healthy schools, and much more.
- Coping with Traumatic Events - a series of resources on how to respond to a traumatic event including materials for responders/health professionals, students, schools, adults and families.