Mental health services are psychological and psychiatric treatment and counseling services for individuals with a diagnosed mental illness. They are conducted in a group or individual setting, and provided by a mental health professional licensed or authorized within the State to render such services. Such professionals typically include psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers.
Guidelines and Manuals
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)September 2018
Online training platform to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States.
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions ProjectNovember 2017
Evidence-informed HIV Care And Treatment Intervention (CATI) packages.
Webinars and Training
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2018
Highlights of two programs that successfully engaged in HIV care hard-to-reach and serve clients via delivery of HIV primary care, behavioral health, and housing.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)July 2018
Learn how two successful programs are addressing homelessness and housing instability and behavioral health disorders, improving client engagement and retention in care, and observing improved rates of viral suppression.
Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)May 2018
Overview of E2i goal to identify and provide support for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2017
Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among PLWH, the relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareSeptember 2016
In this webinar, Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will discuss the value of behavioral health integration for LGBT patients, and how advancing behavioral health integration in primary care settings can improve patient access, engagement, and both physical and behavioral health outcomes.
Ways to address the behavioral health needs of transgender and gender non-conforming patients in a culturally appropriate manner, featuring promising practices of HRSA grantees.
Tools and Job Aids
This Toolkit covers the following:
- Basics of trauma and eight modules on trauma-informed approaches
- Strategies to develop and operationalize a plan for delivering trauma
- Informed prevention and care services to persons living with HIV
Roadmap on steps to take in setting up depression screening in a program.
Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJanuary 2007
Sixteen-question tool to screen for mental health and substance abuse conditions, takes under 15 minutes to administer. Developed under multiple Federal funding sources including HRSA. Excel file includes manual and electronic scoring tools, followed by scoring key.
Cicatelli Associates (CAI)January 2002
A screening tool designed for use by non-mental health professionals to assess mental health psychiatric disorders prevalent among persons infected with HIV or at high risk of infection.
Reports and Best Practices
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2018
Resources from the SPNS initiative, Building a Medical Home for Multiply-Diagnosed HIV-positive Homeless Populations.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareFebruary 2017
This brief describes changes in federal health policy that may increase behavioral health access for PLWH.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2014
Compilation of SPNS grantee experiences with peer models and how they can be used in various care settings.
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesFebruary 2018
Consumer-friendly website with tools to help with the basics of mental health, the signs of mental illness, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help. The site also includes tools for providers and a treatment locator.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
HIV clinical training resources and and collaborative support for the AETC Program.
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health SolutionsJanuary 2017
Resources on integrating primary care with behavioral health services to better address mental health and substance use needs.
U.S. federal agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.