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Kansas Tackling Mental Health Issues

Kansas is tackling mental health.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Tower Mental Health Foundation today announced that they are soliciting grant applications for projects and activities that support mental health services in Kansas.

Grants totaling approximately $65,000 will be awarded by the Foundation. Applications are available on the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov/tower. Completed applications must be received by August 2, 2019.

The focus criteria for this year’s grants include programs that promote or provide collaborative, community-wide efforts to raise awareness and education on youth and young adult (ages 0-24) suicide prevention, response and intervention. In addition, the programs must achieve broad community engagement across a cross section of the community in which youth and young adults are involved. The strategies, techniques and materials created with grant funds must be able to be replicated and will be shared with the broader community.

The Tower Mental Health Foundation of Kansas was created as a result of an agreement between the attorney general’s office and the Menninger Foundation in 2007. It offers support to organizations that provide mental health services in Kansas. The attorney general is the sole member of the Foundation, which is staffed by the office of the attorney general. The Foundation’s board of directors is composed of nine Kansans with a keen interest in mental health issues.

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