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Mental Health

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.

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)
    September 2018

    This is an online training platform providing U.S. health care staff with the following information:

    • Evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention
    • Screening, Diagnosis, and Care
    • Delivery of services to key populations

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

    December 2018

    This toolkit and accompanying webinar cover the basics of trauma and eight modules on trauma-informed approaches.

  • TargetHIV
    March 2017

    Roadmap on steps to take in setting up depression screening in a program.

  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    July 2016

    Massachusetts medical case management acuity tool to assess severity of needs of clients living with HIV in various areas of functioning and categories of severity.

  • Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    January 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


  • National Council for Behavioral Health
    January 2020

    Resources on integrating primary care with behavioral health services to better address mental health and substance use needs.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    February 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 (e.g., curricula, slides, fact sheets categorized by clinical topic, populations and training methods) and collaborative support for the AETC Program.

    October 2016

    U.S. federal agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.