HHS Department Awards Mental Health Grants

$74.2 million awarded to improve teenage mental health.

The Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) announced last week that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) had chosen the recipients of government grants targeted at addressing challenges in American youths’ mental health. The first grant seeks to raise awareness of mental health challenges and train school personnel to meet those needs. The second helps coordinate treatment for those with emotional disorders. Both grants amount to a total of $74.2 million. 

“It is crucial for America’s young people to receive evidence-based treatments that support their mental health needs and promote resilience,” said HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, the leader of SAMHSA. “These grants aim to build and improve the structures and systems in place to address those needs comprehensively and consistently.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Delphin-Rittmon as she heads SAMHSA in seeking to promote teen mental health. 
  • For HHS Secretary Becerra to seek God’s wisdom as he guides his department.
  • For the president’s administration as they address the challenges the country faces when it comes to mental health. 

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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