Program Funds $1.3M in Youth Suicide Prevention

Natl_Institute _Mental_HealthAgency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Nat’l Institute of Mental Health-NIMH); Program: Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R01) (CFDA Number: 93.242) (Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-299); Eligibility: Schools, states, public/private nonprofit universities, tribes, nonprofits (faith-based and community-based groups), Hispanic-serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, tribally controlled colleges and universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, for-profits and small businesses; Funding: $1.3 million for four awards, there is no match requirement; Deadline: Oct. 5 (the competition opens Sept. 5).

Summary: This NIMH grant supports research to improve suicide prevention strategies for youths. Specifically, the funding supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.  

Info: (NOFA); Tamara Kees, NIMH, 301/443-8811,, for questions.

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