NAMI New Hampshire awarded five-year, $3.6M grant for youth suicide prevention
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced Jan. 13 that NAMI New Hampshire (NAMI NH) was awarded the Garrett Lee Smith Grant for Youth Suicide Prevention. The 5-year, $3.6 million grant will enable NAMI NH and its project partners to deploy a cross-systems, collaborative approach to reduce suicide incidents among youth by improving pathways to care and offering comprehensive training to identify, screen, refer, and treat at-risk youth.
As a grassroots coalition of people living with mental illness/serious emotional disturbance, their families, and survivors of suicide loss, NAMI NH has over 35 years of service to children, transition age youth, adults and older adults. The grant project will focus on youth/young adults ages 10-24 in the Capital Region and North Country/Carroll County, as recent rates of suicide in those regions were higher than in other areas of the state. To learn more about NAHMI NH, go to www.naminh.org.