City of Gloucester Health Department

Moving Prevention Forward Across the North Shore; Reduce Youth Substance Use. Promote Healthy Development.

“This project aims to fortify and expand youth substance use prevention/positive youth development programs, practices, and policies across several communities in Essex County while developing a robust prevention infrastructure through a Collective Impact approach.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Gloucester, MA
AMOUNT: $330,000 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017
WEBSITE: http://newburyportyouthservices.com/www.gloucester.ma.gov


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