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Upcoming Events

Time: 1 - 2 p.m. ET


In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, join us to learn how psychiatric advance directives (PAD) can promote community living! This event will describe the benefits and challenges of completing a PAD, highlight the role peers can play in advancing PAD usage, and share tools and innovations. Provider, advocate, and peer perspectives will be included.


  • Ira Burnim, Senior Counsel, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Rayshell Chambers, MPA, Painted Brain
  • Elisha Coffey, MSW, CPS, Vice President of States Advocacy, Mental Health America
  • Matthew Federici, MS, CPRP, CEO, Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery
  • Neeraj Gandotra, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SAMHSA
  • Harvey Rosenthal, CEO, The Alliance for Rights and Recovery
  • Kiran Sahota, Concepts Forward Consulting

Past Events

Time: 1 - 2 p.m. ET


This event will be hosted by the Office of Recovery (OR) within SAMHSA. Please join us as we bring recovery stakeholder together for an open dialogue. The OR will be sharing the launch of the new training & technical assistance initiative - The SAMHSA Program to Advance Recovery Knowledge (SPARK) - as well as upcoming events for Recovery month. We invite recovery leaders and allies from across the nation to be part of this conversation

Presenters: Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W. Director of the Office of Recovery

For special accommodation, please contact by Monday, April 22, 2024.

Time: 1 p.m. ET

SAMHSA invites you to join Laysha Ostrow, Ph.D. as she discusses some of the results from the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Career Outcomes Study, a 3-year effort to document the career outcomes of CPS. Dr. Ostrow will present some of the findings around wages and financial wellbeing, workplace burnout, and CPS in rural areas. The presentation will conclude with lessons learned and suggestions for future research and policy changes to support the peer workforce. This discussion will be the first-time longitudinal analyses of the data are presented!

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

The purpose of this meeting is to bring recovery stakeholder together for an update on the goals and activities of the discussion of the OR and to dialogue with recovery leaders from across the nation.

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