City of Newburyport

Regional Prevention Coordinator

“Grant funds to support regional expansion of coalition work focusing on positive youth development with the goal of promoting youth assets to prevent substance use and mental health problems.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Newburyport, MA
AMOUNT: $378,792 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017
WEBSITE: http://newburyportyouthservices.com/


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