As part of Governor Newsom’s Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI), a new media and outreach campaign at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will fund grants to community-led suicide prevention projects focusing on youth with an increased risk of suicide.
Sacramento – Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 in California. To support the mental health and wellbeing of California's young people, CDPH awarded $16,380,000 in grants to 34 youth-serving tribal and community-based organizations to support the implementation of its Youth Suicide Prevention Media and Outreach Campaign.
“Suicide is a major public health concern in California that can have both immediate and long-term impacts on individuals, families, and entire communities,” said Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer. “These grants ensure that statewide suicide prevention efforts and resources are reaching communities that need them the most, especially our young people that have some of the highest rates of suicide.”