The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing the availability of fiscal year 2014 funds to expand/enhance grant activities funded under the Cooperative Agreement for Networking, Certifying and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines Prevention Hotlines (Short Title: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). The National Suicide Lifeline provides national telephonic access at any time of the day or night to suicide prevention crisis intervention services through toll-free suicide prevention hotline numbers, including 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Supplemental funding is being provided for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to expand and enhance the currently funded chat services from 12 hours a day to 24/7 coverage.
SAMHSA will provide nearly $1.5 million for one year. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
The supplemental funding will be awarded to Link2Health Solutions, Inc. which manages the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
For additional information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline please go to:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.