A new University of Arizona-led project will help develop educational policies that better support the mental health of Black pre-K and K-12 students, who are at increased risk for suicide, depression and other mental illness.
The Black Youth Mental Health Initiative will bring UArizona expertise to Richmond Public Schools, a district in central Virginia, thanks to a $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Renae D. Mayes, an associate professor of disability and psychoeducational studies in the UArizona College of Education, will lead the project in partnership with staff and administrators at Richmond Public Schools and other education policy experts. (Mittan, Klye. UANews)
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