WASHINGTON, D.C. — The state of Maine has received nearly $850,000 for youth suicide prevention programs.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said the money was awarded through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to a news release from both senators, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in Maine and across the U.S.
In a joint statement, Collins and King said, “The pandemic and its consequences, such as social isolation, have only exacerbated mental health issues. This critical funding will help our state build and strengthen suicide prevention programs. We will continue to work to provide resources needed to prevent these tragedies.”