HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mental Health America of Hawaii's Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention Project received $23,000 from two donors.
The Friends of Hawaii Charities awarded the organization with $5,000, while the McInerny Foundation awarded them with $18,000.
The project seeks to educate youth between the ages of 12 and 18 about the signs and symptoms of bullying. They also teach youth how to talk to someone who may be depressed, suicidal or bullied.
"Preventing youth suicide and bullying are at the top of our priority list because they are real problems here," said Marya Grambs, Executive Director of Mental Health America-Hawaii. "Our thanks go to Friends of Hawaii Charities and the McInerny Foundation for their strong support of our efforts."
Mental Health America of Hawaii is holding a seminar on Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention on June 29 at Central Union Church. For more information, please call (808) 521-1846.
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