University of Wyoming Receives Mental Health Awareness Grant

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LARAMIE, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – The University of Wyoming has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Addiction and Mental Health to provide mental health awareness training on campus.

The 2019 National College Health Assessment found a need for mental health resources for UW students. The funding will provide training in mental health first aid on campus and in the community of Laramie.

It will also provide programming for local law enforcement, first responders, teachers, professionals, parents, members of Greek life, student athletes, residential life assistants, student government leaders. and more. The grant will help connect students with mental health organizations for additional resources.

The University of Wyoming is one of 145 schools across the country to receive this grant.

“We believe that with this funding we can really make a difference on our campus and our community and we are really excited to be starting in the next few months,” said Lena Newlin, Deputy Director of Wellness.

The university hopes to offer the first training at the end of the semester.

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