Learning from the Newtown tragedy – we need to get literate about mental health

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Guest Blog Post - Jennifer A. Oppenheim, PsyD, Public Health Advisor, Coordinator, Project LAUNCH
, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

oppenheimJennifer Oppenheim, PsyD is a Public Health Advisor in the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  She is a Federal Project Officer for Project LAUNCH and serves as the Program Coordinator. Dr. Oppenheim has also worked as a Project Officer on the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative at SAMHSA. Prior to joining the federal government Dr. Oppenheim served as a consultant to multiple child and family initiatives, with an emphasis on child abuse prevention, violence prevention, early childhood systems reform, and children’s mental health.

You can learn more about Project LAUNCH here. Check it out. They are doing some great work.


  1. Shauna Signorini's avatar
    Shauna Signorini
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    Beautifully written. We can only address a problem if we see what it really is.

    Thank you for an excellent post.
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