It seems like yesterday that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) started its work to help address the nation’s behavioral health needs. But this year SAMHSA turns 20, and the organization is planning a "celebration of behavioral health accomplishments" over the next year.
As part of the process SAMHSA ran an online forum from January to March, designed to recognize the progress made in prevention, treatment and recovery.
Highlighting important "milestones" in behavioral health over the last 20 years, participants were invited to suggest what they considered the “most noteworthy accomplishments," offer feedback on the suggestions and then vote on them.
Over 100 ideas were submitted, but here are the top 10 according to the votes:
What would you add to the list?