Mental Health America Hawaii Receives Grant From Chamber of Commerce

Through its Public Health Fund (PHF), the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii presents $50,000 grants to Mental Health America Hawaii (MHAH) to expand its Mental Health Resilience & Wellness Training Program.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in demand for mental health resilience and trainings, according to Mental Health Hawaii.

“This generous grant through the Chamber’s Public Health Fund will enable MHAH to not only meet existing demand, but expand access to parts of Oahu that may experience geographical or technological barriers, and are of the greatest need,” said Bryan Talisayan, Executive Director of MHAH.

MHAH’s signature program is the Mental Health Resilience and Wellness Training Program. With the help of PHF grant, the program will be expanded to reach more youth and adults in rural and remote areas of Oahu.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about mental health and substance use have grown,” Sherry Menor-McNamara, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii President & CEO said.

“Supporting programs such as these, particularly now, is important to ensure our communities are getting the mental health services that is needed.”

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