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Grant targets mental illnesses in youths – The Boston Globe

Reading has been awarded a two-year federal grant to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with local youths to detect and respond to mental illness and substance abuse in children.

The Project Aware grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will allow Reading’s public schools to provide training for eight individuals in Youth Mental Health First Aid, a course that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse.


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