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SAMHSA Awards $6.3 Million to Help Colleges and Universities Prevent Suicide
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding $6.3 million in grants to assist colleges and universities in their efforts to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide. The Campus Suicide Prevention Grants Program will assist colleges and universities in their efforts to prevent suicide and enhance mental health services for students in crisis.
The grants will help fund such efforts as developing training programs for students and campus personnel, creating on-campus networks, developing and implementing educational seminars, preparing informational materials, preparing educational materials for families and promoting linkages to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273- TALK) provides round-the-clock help for individuals with suicide–related problems.
“Nearly a quarter of a million students in colleges and universities each year attempt suicide,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, DDS, MPH. “This national tragedy demands a strong pro-active approach -- reaching out to all those at risk with information and services that give real help and hope.”
The annual award per grantee amount is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, and timely submission of required data and reports.
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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