The NYC Counseling Center has been involved in many new and innovative initiatives to broaden the scope of counseling services and take action in the community. Project Connection addresses cultural issues associated with suicide risk and the stigma related to seeking effective mental health services by Latina and Asian female students at Pace and in New York City. Project Connection is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health. The total award is $19,050. Also, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the NYC Counseling Center $220,000 that is dispersed over three years and geared toward the advancement of suicide preventative measures on campus. The NYC Counseling Center is also the recipient of a $9,300 from the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to prevent underage drinking.
In the article "Life Saving Outreach", the Director, Dr. Richard Shadick, discusses the receipt of the SAMHSA grant in Monitor on Psychology magazine.
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