University of Washington in Seattle: Students will Support Mental Health Issues
The University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences received a $3.7 million grant from the philanthropy Ballmer Group to run a student-led mental health support program by students earning a bachelor’s degree in evidence-based talk therapy.
The purpose of the program is not only to make the population aware of the importance of mental health from an early age, but also for those students who apply to the program to be able to become professionals in fields such as social work, psychology, psychiatry and in general all areas of mental health.
“We want to be really bold in our vision for this”.Dr. Anna Ratzliff