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Harrisburg school district receives grant for mental health awareness

The Harrisburg school district receives a grant for mental health awareness. The Harrisburg school district receives a grant for mental health awareness.
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

The Harrisburg School District is one of three Illinois districts selected for the “Now Is the Time” grant. 

Harrisburg is partnering with Egyptian Health, and school officials say this funding will help address the needs of children and families who have a mental Illness.

It will also provide training and how to respond to signs of mental illness in students.

Harrisburg District 3 Superintendent, Michael Gauch says this is something that is needed in the schools.

“If we can tap into funds from the state, that will allow us to have our people trained, to notice those signs and to maybe do some early intervention,” Gauch said. “It's one of our jobs as educators.”

East Aurora and Decatur school districts were also selected for this grant.

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