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SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of up to $37.5 Million for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
May 2, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the availability of up to $37.5 million to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. Through this Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program, SAMHSA expects to fund up to 30 grantees with up to $250,000 per year for up to five years.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Minnesota Is Considering Doubling Its Number of Rural Mental Health Counselors. To Two.
Mar 28, 2018 - Details a proposal from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to add another full time mental health counselor through the state system to help farmers in crisis. Presently one mental health counselor from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture serves the entire state. Farmers have high rates of suicide, physically demanding jobs, and often have limited access to care.
Source: MinnPost
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