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The Indian Health Service announces the availability of funds for the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) - Generation Indigenous (GEN-I) Initiative Support which focuses on promoting early intervention strategies and positive youth development programming to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse in Native youth.
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Depression General Interview Podcast Policy and Advocacy Recovery Substance Abuse The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Grief and Loss Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: blogs
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Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Prim Care Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alison Cuellar COVID-19 domestic violence economic impacts insurance coverage mental health Psychiatric Services recession social services suicide prevention telehealth Source Type: research
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Grants to support states and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - Category: American Health Source Type: funding
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