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Connecticut wins $5M behavioral health grant

The grant will benefit young adults with behavioral issues.
The grant will benefit young adults with behavioral issues.

HARTFORD, Conn. – A federal mental health agency has awarded Connecticut a $5 million grant to improve outreach efforts to young adults with behavioral health issues, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Wednesday.

The competitive five-year grant was awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and will be used to help people who are between 16 and 25 years old, have behavioral disorders, and are living in New London, Milford and Middletown.

Staff members of New London’s Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT, Milford’s Bridges, and Community Health Center in Middletown will work with youth in the area to improve their transitions to adult life, according to a press release.

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  1. Suzanne

    The same department that has reduced the number of beds available to the young and mentally ill and is under duress because of the increased number of mentally ill youth ending up in Emergency Rooms is administering this grant? “Outreach programs?” Exactly what is that? With mental health care, the language always becomes generalized and sympathetic with no real solutions offered in any detail. I am betting this 5 million will go into a black governmental hole before a dozen needs teens are helped.

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