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SAMHSA Awards Up to $26.2 Million to State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Programs Across the Country
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to $26.2 million in grants to assist state and tribal efforts to develop and enhance services to prevent suicide among young people.
The grants will help fund crucial suicide prevention efforts especially geared for youth including early intervention and assessment services, referrals to mental health care and treatment, and information and outreach campaigns. The grants will also help promote training for communities on the latest youth suicide prevention services and approaches, as well as provide support to families of youth who may be at risk for suicide.
“In one year alone nearly 4,600 children and adults aged 10 to 24 die by suicide,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, DDS, MPH. “It is the third leading cause of death among that age 18 and younger and a national public health problem that demands immediate action.”
The annual award per grantee amount is up to $500,000 per year for up to three years. Continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds and grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives. The Grants will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.
Grant recipients are:
For more information on SAMHSA grants go to: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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