WSU Extension part of grant to boost mental health resources in rural, underserved areas

WSU Extension is part of a new program created to increase access to mental health treatment and recovery for students in rural and underserved school districts.

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New $1.7 million grant will support youth affected by trauma

A $1.7 million grant from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network will fund mental health services for children affected by trauma in six elementary schools in Washington state for five years. “The single greatest public health benefit for children exposed to trauma is to increase opportunities for youth to succeed in schools,” said Natalie Turner-Depue, […]

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WSU project aims to support rural youth experiencing COVID stress

Kits with supplies like stress balls, fidgets, and noise cancelling headphones will be sent to 600 young people in rural Washington to use when they are stressed during remote learning. A survey commissioned by the National 4-H Council found that 70% of youth in the U.S. are struggling with their mental health in the wake […]

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