The Wellstar Foundation will receive a total of $2 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of $230M+ awarded to programs and health systems from the Biden-Harris Administration.

This award will provide $400,000 in funding annually over the next five years to expand Wellstar’s Zero Suicide program, which trains and equips clinicians and caregivers in our emergency departments and hospitals to recognize and provide the right care for patients presenting with a mental health crisis. The program includes specialized care while they’re with us in Wellstar facilities as well as continued support and connection to providers after they go home – a critical part of the continuum of care these patients need.

Wellstar Foundation is one of 25 health systems/organizations nationally to receive funding to support Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems and the only health system in Georgia awarded for this specific focus.

Read the September 27 press announcement from the SAMHSA newsroom regarding the awards/grants for suicide prevention and behavioral health care for at-risk communities. Learn more about suicide prevention support at Wellstar.