Our Mission

The mission of The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI is to promote a collaborative, coordinated system of high quality, comprehensive community-based mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

News & Events

The Leadership Council of RI is sponsoring:
When: Thursday December 6, 2018  10:00am-2:00pm
Where:  200 Metro Center Blvd., #10,  Warwick, ...
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The Rhode Island Governor's Council on Behavioral Health's Prevention Advisory Committee is hosting: 

"Your brain is your superpower: Brain-Based Approaches to Treatment"
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3 CEUs*: (SW, CD, MHC) This training will explore the attitudes and views on suicide and interventions. Access to lethal means can determine whether a person who is suicidal lives or dies. This...
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6 CEUs*: (CD, SW, MHC) In recent years, substance abuse treatment professionals have become increasingly aware of ethical issues related to boundaries and dual relationships. Dual relationships...
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Workforce Development

The behavioral health workforce is one of the fastest growing workforces in the country. Employment projections for 2020 based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast a 27% rise in employment opportunities for substance abuse and mental health counselors from 2016 to 2020.

     As stated by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) the current and worsening opioid crisis, the impending addiction crisis with marijuana, and the thousands of lives lost or suffering from alcohol and other substance use and mental health disorders is coinciding with a...
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