$17M grant aimed to offer mental health services in Iredell-Statesville Schools district

Iredell-Statesville Schools has secured a federal grant for over $17 million that will offer school-based mental health services to students over the next five years, the district announced Tuesday.

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Project RESOLVE is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and is aimed to enhance student safety by hiring 22 school-based therapists who have clinical licenses.

The goal is to lower anxiety and violence in students and increase emotional management, district officials said.

“We are excited to receive this funding to expand our school-based mental health program and continue our crisis services,” said Kelly Marcy, executive director of Student Services. “We have created a comprehensive mental health plan for students over the past four years and receiving this grant allows us to continue to focus on student needs.”

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