Prevention Services for Youth

Suicide is preventable

Needs Assessment


Purpose / Benefit


Assist in determining extent and nature of unmet needs/barriers relating to Mental Health (MH) services (broad or specific in nature) for youth in a given discipline (OMH/OASAS/OMRDD).

Program Development


Purpose / Benefit


Assist schools/youth and community based organizations to find and develop validated programs to promote positive mental health.

Community Capacity Building


Purpose / Benefit


To help coordinate efforts to build and/or strengthen community capacity building as it relates to MH and youth development issues.

Funding Exploration


Purpose / Benefit


Assist schools/youth based organizations to find funding streams for identified program(s).

Prevention Education


Purpose / Benefit


Assist schools/youth based/community organizations with staff development in areas related to youth and mental health issues. Assist in development or delivery of prevention education to targeted audience(s) i .e. youth, parents or community members.

Breaking Down Barriers to Mental Health Services


Purpose / Benefit


Work toward reduction of stigma associated with mental illness and increasing capacity and access to Mental Health services for those who need such support.

Service / Opportunity - Direct Service


Purpose / Benefit


To supplement existing preventive effort.