Skip to Content


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a list of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301)443-7978.

Survey of Organized Consumer Self-Help Entities—New—The self-help movement in the United States has mushroomed, and increasingly serves mental health consumers and family members as a complement to, or substitution for, traditional mental health services. The purposes of this project of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services are to estimate the number of self-help entities nationwide and to describe their characteristics—structure, types of activities engaged in, approaches to well-being and recovery, resources, and linkages to other entities in the community, such as the mental health service delivery system. The survey will gather information from a sample of approximately 3,900 mental health self-help entities run by and for recipients of mental health services and/or their family members. Data will be Start Printed Page 40677collected from three types of self-help entities: mutual support groups; self-help organizations; and, consumer-operated businesses and services. Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) will be used to conduct interviews with in-scope entities. The total response burden estimate is shown below.

InstrumentNumber of respondentsResponses/respondentAverage burden/ response (hours)Total burden (hours)
Universe Development Contacts2,7361.17465

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: Clarissa Rodriques-Coelho, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

Start Signature

Dated: June 23, 2000.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

End Signature End Preamble

[FR Doc. 00-16549 Filed 6-29-00; 8:45 am]