From the Education Directorate

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is offering $6.3 million in grants for suicide prevention efforts on college campuses.

SAMHSA Makes $6M Available for Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced in late September that $6.3 million in grant funds has been made available to institutions of higher education for suicide prevention.  These grants of up to $100,000 annually for a three year period can be used for a range of activities on campus to address mental and behavioral health issues that can lead to suicide.

These Campus Suicide Prevention Grants are authorized through the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. APA advocated for the creation of this program and continues to strongly support as a central part of its advocacy agenda.  College counseling centers are able to use these important funds to improve mental and behavioral health outreach and education for students and the broader campus community.

For a complete list of grantees, please visit: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/090924college5532.aspx