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A new collaborative fund backed by an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates has been created to boost mental healthcare for minority and/or LGBTQ+ adolescents in the United States, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Semester of Support provides mental health and addiction treatment services at a Florida facility while allowing students to continue taking remote classes from their home university or pursue vocational opportunities.
Wellspring Academy, a free-standing charter school, will serve up to 120 high school students in southeast Michigan who have struggled with drug and alcohol use.
College students with physical and cognitive disabilities have high rates of illicit drug use and are more likely to have a substance use disorder, according to a recent study at Rutgers University.
A link between cigarette smoking and frequent substance use in sexual and gender minority populations suggests a need for holistic treatment, according to researchers from the Rutgers School of Public Health.
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