The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on Oct. 6 awarded almost $27 million in grants to support state efforts to prevent suicide in children and young adults.
“Each year, more children and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, and chronic lung diseases combined,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick. “These new grants will help states build on and strengthen established youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies.”
For a list of recipients, visit www.samhsa.gov.
[ via AHA News ]