Description: The CYSPI youth suicide prevention education and awareness campaign will build the capacity of CT communities to promote the mental health and wellness of youth through the use of a youth driven, positive community youth development approach that embraces youths’ desire to create change in their surrounding environments by developing partnerships between youth-related organizations/schools and community development agencies to create new opportunities for youth to serve their communities while developing their personal abilities.
The campaign seeks to increase the capacity of youth to manage their own mental health and wellness through the education of stress management strategies, warning signs that it is time to seek additional assistance from a trusted adult, and where to go for help within their community or school.
The campaign will incorporate findings from the latest available research on how to implement safe/effective suicide prevention awareness campaigns and generate resources to support youth suicide prevention issues.
Statewide Prevention Education and Awareness Campaign Mini-Grant Application Spring 2008
The Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention and Education Awareness Campaign Mini-Grant RFP
The Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention and Education Awareness Campaign Mini-Grant Request for Applications was developed by the DMHAS-led Connecticut Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (CYSPI) and the DCF-led Youth Suicide Advisory Board in collaboration with Connecticut Clearinghouse. It is one of the key elements of the CYSPI, and was released in conjunction with Suicide Prevention Awareness Week on September 9-15, 2007.
Seven mini-grants were awarded to organizations throughout the state. The grants will fund youth and young adult-driven, grassroots education and awareness campaigns to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide information on where to find help. Each organization received $2,000 to design and implement community-based suicide prevention campaigns for youth and young adults in their area.
The awardees are:
For additional information, please see the Connecticut Clearinghouse website at www.ctclearinghouse.org
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