Spirit Lake Tribe Awarded Nearly $490000 for Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Program

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The Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota has been awarded $486,761 from the Department of Health and Human Services to help youth with serious mental health issues transition into adulthood, the Grand Forks Herald reports.

The Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration aims to improve and grow the access youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions have to services and support.

"These services are 'developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate' for the youth and young adults, and those who receive the program's awards are expected to both identify and provide the appropriate behavioral and health interventions to 'transition-aged' youth and young adults," SAMHSA's website says.

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