Youth Mental Health Initiative
Application: Oct 5, 2018
The National Council for Behavioral health will provide training, technical assistance, and access to funding for community-based organizations to engage youth to reduce depression, anxiety, and suicide. Activities will focus on youth, ages 10-24, from underserved populations, including culturally diverse, rural, and LGBTQ populations.
This is a 2-year learning opportunity to receive customized training and technical assistance to implement a new approach to facilitate community partnerships, increase awareness, decrease loneliness, and/or offer clinical and social interventions.
The goals include:
- Connect young people to new types of mental health supports in 5 communities with guidance and support from mentors, coaches, and experts
- Connect 20 youth to each other and these communities as leaders and advisors to elevate their experience and voice as well as support implementation of engagement strategies put into effect by pilot sites
- Connect communities with these new approaches to increase awareness and availability
- Connect participants to funding to support their efforts
Any organization in the U.S. that is regularly engaged with young people, ages 10-24, is eligible to apply. Organizations do not need to be National Council members to apply for this opportunity.
Applicants may include any organizations or collaboratives of multiple organizations that are interested in improving mental health outcomes for young people, with particular emphasis on serving culturally diverse and/or underserved communities.
Five sites will receive training, technical assistance, and access to up to $100,000 over a 2-year project period.
Begin the process by submitting contact information using the online survey form. This allows potential applicants to receive program updates. Contact information submission was requested by Friday, September 14, 2018; however, the forms will still be accepted after that date up until the application deadline of October 5, 2018.
By October 19, 2018, invitations will be sent to 10 finalist applicants to participate in a preparatory coaching call and a final interview.
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