The State University of New York is creating a mental health and wellness task force designed to address the needs of students. It will make recommendations across all 64 SUNY campuses in New York State on addressing the mental health needs of students and easing the negative effects of behavioral health risks, including suicide.

SUNY was recently awarded a portion of the $3.68 million Garrett Lee Smith Grant received by the New York State Office of Mental Health to assist with suicide prevention.