Center for Employment Opportunities

Mental Health and Prosocial Support Services for Formerly Incarcerated Young Adults

“This grant will allow Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) to contract with Best Self Behavioral Health to have a licensed clinician on-site two days per week for mental health/substance use disorder screening and counseling, as well as to contract with Young Audiences of Western New York for biweekly arts-based pro-social programming.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $140,000 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017
WEBSITE: http://www.ceoworks.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