Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention (COVID-19 ERSP).
As authorized by the CARES Act, SAMHSA is seeking to award $40 million for follow up with adults who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis following discharge from psychiatric facilities or emergency rooms. These funds also are intended to facilitate patient follow up and train clinicians and community members, facilitate community planning and conduct screening. Up to 50 grants may be made to eligible entities including states, territories, tribes and tribal organizations and behavioral health organizations.