Southwest Counseling receives grant

Funds will combat suicide, substance abuse

Southwest Counseling Services recently received a $486,458 grant to combat substance abuse and suicide.

During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting last week, Laura Schmid-Pizzato, a representative of SCS, announced they intend to use the grant funding for a community prevention service.

This service will target specific areas such as underage drinking, adult binge drinking, tobacco, opioids and other drugs and suicide.

With the extra funding, SCS hopes to see a decrease in risk behaviors. Data on these types of behavior is gathered by surveys taken by students in Sweetwater County.



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