Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology

Continuing the critical access to mental health counseling for high school youth attending BCAT

Funded BCAT $79,019 over two years to cover 50% of their annual MSW costs and so that they can continue their commitment to supporting the mental health of high school youth. A full-time MSW is critical to meeting the mental health needs of youth who have faced severe personal and academic challenges due to social isolation over the pandemic.

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $79,019
YEAR AWARDED: 2022
WEBSITE: https://buffaloartstechcenter.org/


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued