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Prairie View receives grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid training

NEWTON, Kan. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Prairie View is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from the Hillsboro Impact Fund through the Hillsboro Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation. Funds will be used to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training to Hillsboro USD 410 teacher.

“Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis,” says Eric Schrag, director of advancement for Prairie View.

In the Youth Mental Health First Aid course, teachers will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

“We believe that Youth Mental Health First Aid training will help equip our personnel who work with youth to provide immediate support during a mental health crisis until professional help arrives,” says Max Heinrichs, Hillsboro USD 410 superintendent.

The Hillsboro Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community foundation exists to promote and facilitate charitable giving in support of projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in Hillsboro, Kan. To learn more about the Hillsboro Community Foundation, visit http://hcfoundationks.org.

Founded in 1995, Central Kansas Community Foundation mission is “Building Stronger Communities Through Charitable Giving.” Our vision is being the leader in philanthropy in the communities we serve, connecting donors with meaningful programs and causes, strengthening charitable organizations, providing leadership on local and regional issues, and building permanent community resources. Visit www.centralkansascf.org.

Prairie View, a faith-based behavioral health services provider, offers treatment and psychiatric services for all ages as well as consultations for businesses and organizations. In addition to our main campus in Newton with outpatient offices, psychiatric hospital and residential treatment for adolescents, Prairie View serves clients in Hillsboro, McPherson and at two locations in Wichita. To support Prairie View’s mission to transform lives, call 800-992-6292 or visit prairieview.org.