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

Check out The Leadership Council's training page for a wide variety of training opportunities! In addition to our classroom-based training schedule our training menu includes up-to-date...
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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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4 Nursing Contact Hours* or 4 CEUs:  (SW,CD, MHC)   Despite the recent and continuing growth in prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) in nursing homes, and the...
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Two Nursing Contact Hours*  2 CEUs: (SW,CD) An acknowledged opioid epidemic exists in Rhode Island and throughout the country. This training is intended to increase the participants’ knowledge...
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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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