FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2021
The National Council has awarded four outstanding doctoral candidates a one-time award of $5,000
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 20, 2021) – The National Council for Mental Wellbeing announces the award of $5,000 grants to four outstanding doctoral candidates who will expand the research base for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). This is the first year MHFA Doctoral Student Grants have been awarded.
The grant recipients are:
“Mental Health First Aid delivers vital community training, especially as we all deal with the effects of the pandemic on mental wellbeing. The research from our grant recipients will help us shape and grow our programs,” said National Council President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia. “We applaud their commitment to Mental Health First Aid and look forward to what we’ll learn from their research.”
MHFA is an evidence-based training program that, to date, has taught more than 2.5 million people in the United States and its territories how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
For more information on eligibility and requirements for the MHFA Doctoral Student Grants, visit our web page.
Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. We advocate for policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality services. We build the capacity of mental health and substance use treatment organizations. And we promote greater understanding of mental wellbeing as a core component of comprehensive health and health care. Through our Mental Health First Aid program, we have trained more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.