Navigation Links
Iowa to Receive Grant Funding for Youth Suicide Prevention, Early Intervention

ROCKVILLE, Md., The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced that it anticipates making awards totaling $1.2 million over three years to the state of Iowa to implement the Youth Suicide Prevention/Early Intervention Project. The first year award is $400,000. This grant will provide screening, assessment and referral to early intervention and treatment services for youth suicide prevention within educational settings.

Nationwide, someone dies by suicide every 17 minutes. "Suicide is a preventable tragedy for individuals, for families and for communities," said SAMHSA's Administrator Terry Cline, Ph.D. "This grant is an important part of the solution to preventing suicide in the state of Iowa. Education about suicide risk factors, such as depression and drug abuse, is another part of the solution. So is early intervention, such as our national suicide prevention lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK. By working with suicide prevention in schools and on athletic fields, in workplaces and places of worship, and at home, we can save thousands of lives."

Iowa's youth have a higher risk for suicide than the national average. For the years 2000-2003, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Iowa youth 10-24 years of age. The 2002 Iowa Youth Survey identified 10,560 students who admitted to one or more suicide attempts and 9,531 who admitted to having a plan. Iowa data demonstrates the need for early identification of youth at risk for suicide in Iowa's educational settings.

This project incorporates parts of the Iowa Plan for Suicide Prevention: 2005-2009, which was based on the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The Iowa Department of Public Health will fund grants to local high schools or educational regions. Schools and their community partners will provide early identification programs to high school youth and make appropriate referrals for services. The project also includes a publi c awareness campaign to promote project participation.

SAMHSA is a public 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 systems.


Related medicine news :

1. Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart
2. Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments
3. London Emergency Services Receive Wide Appreciation
4. Patna To Receive Better Health Care Facility Informs Health Minister
5. Aussie Nobel Prize Winners Receive Their Awards
6. Hospitals Receive $60 Million To Improve Infrastructure.
7. Five AIDS Patients To Receive Experimental Anti-retroviral Drugs
8. British MPs Say Prostate Cancer Receives Low Priority in the NHS
9. Britain Toddlers To Receive Flu-Jab In Addition To The 21 Shots
10. Abbott Receives CE Mark Certification
11. Zactima Receives Fast Track Designation By The FDA
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... Safe storage ... creativity of two inventors, one from Lakewood, New Jersey and the other from Bradley ... the patent-pending PROTECTOR to save the expense of having to replace NuvaRings more often ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... ... a.m. EST until 11:59 p.m. EST, customers will be racing the clock ... $80 or more to free gifts with purchases, there will be a new sale available ... for skin care and cosmetic needs, customers will save on already discounted prices. , Top ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... There is only one major question facing all law firms in the ... has not been an easy question to answer. Especially when the senior partners and ... don’t share the same discipline around working long hours. , In addition to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article ... University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring bicyclists ... The article explains that part of the reason for the controversial conclusion is that, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The rapid speed at which ... age, more care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive conditions ... overworked. The forgotten part of this equation: 80 percent of medical care occurs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... adds "Global Repaglinide Industry ... Report on China Repaglinide Market, 2010-2019" ... data and information to its online ... . --> ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the ... Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" ... --> --> This new 247-page ... therapeutic drug monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ... the European Cell Surface Marker Testing ... Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: