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JUNEAU - Alaska's Division of Behavioral Health last week accepted a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a significant contribution to the state's efforts to prevent youth suicide. Alaska youth age 15-24 committed suicide at three times the national average in 2005: nearly 30 deaths per 100,000 people.
State accepts youth suicide prevention grant 022509 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - Alaska's Division of Behavioral Health last week accepted a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a significant contribution to the state's efforts to prevent youth suicide. Alaska youth age 15-24 committed suicide at three times the national average in 2005: nearly 30 deaths per 100,000 people.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Story last updated at 2/25/2009 - 11:35 am

State accepts youth suicide prevention grant

JUNEAU - Alaska's Division of Behavioral Health last week accepted a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a significant contribution to the state's efforts to prevent youth suicide. Alaska youth age 15-24 committed suicide at three times the national average in 2005: nearly 30 deaths per 100,000 people.


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