Molloy awarded suicide prevention grant

Molloy College is a 2016 recipient of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program 3-year award of $306,000.

The Student Personal Counseling Center's project, Stop the Stigma - Suicide Prevention Initiative at Molloy College, will strengthen the infrastructure of the Counseling Center to deliver suicide prevention and education programming. Intended to jumpstart the campus conversation to "stop the stigma" regarding mental health services related to suicide prevention, the Counseling Center project will execute a comprehensive collaborative initiative to address targeted at-risk college students and assist them to access services. Efforts will include campus-wide training on student mental health, development of a crisis protocol, enhanced linkages with outside resources, and the expansion of mental health and suicide prevention materials available for students and employees.

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