Taylorville Community Unit School #3 was awarded a $50,000 grant to provide mental health care for Taylorville High School Students. It’s called the Department of Justice STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program grant, and U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, and Taylorville Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau announced the grant on Tuesday morning. The two explained what they hope the grant will provide current and future students. Fuerstenau says that a portion of the money will allow students access to a counselor.
Christian County Mental Health is also going to work with Taylorville High School in promoting student’s mental health. Sue Paso, the Clinic Manager for Christian County Mental Health, says the purpose of the grant is to reduce the amount of students struggling mentally no matter what the issue.
Paso also says that the addition of having a counselor at Taylorville High School is going to help tremendously.
Taylorville High School and Christian County Mental Health are looking to put these changes into effect as soon as possible.