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CONNECTED: An Initiative for Adolescent Mental Health

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National Council for Behavioral Health
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 14, 2018
Application: Oct 5, 2018

Mohini Venkatesh

Staff is available to discuss potential projects during virtual office hours on Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern beginning September 6 through October 4, 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.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Five sites will receive training, technical assistance, and access to up to $100,000 over a 2-year project period.

Application process

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.

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

By October 19, 2018, invitations will be sent to 10 finalist applicants to participate in a preparatory coaching call and a final interview.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Depression · LGBT · Mental health · Minorities · Suicide and suicide prevention

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