Guam -The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $600,000 in federal financial assistance to the Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo says the grant will be used to strengthen Guam’s prevention infrastructure and systems of care for individuals who are currently experiencing or may be at risk of developing mental illness and engaging in substance abuse.
It was awarded through the HHS Prevention Education And Community Empowerment (PEACE) initiative. This initiative focuses on promoting positive mental health and preventing substance abuse and mental illness though the collaboration of government agencies, community organization, and family members.
In a release, the Congresswoman says:
“This federal grant will enhance services provided by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. It is important that we work to help the vulnerable in our society, and these funds will be used to help treat those experiencing emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges and provide preventive services to at risk individuals. I commend the Government of Guam for seeking these funds, and I look forward to them benefiting mental health services on Guam.”