SMILE receives $75K grant from Sourcewell

SMILE receives $75K grant from Sourcewell

June 30, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (6/30/21)

(Crosby, MN) — Supporting, Mentoring, Inspiring, Life in Everything or SMILE which aims to reduce the mental health stigma in central Minnesota was awarded a $75,000 grant from Sourcewell to continue their mission of reducing suicide rates, depression, and anxiety.

The SMILE program, which is a creative program with Cuyuna Regional Medical Center and Smiles for Jake, was one of the five proposals funded at Sourcewell’s Community Impact Funding Review Day. The funding will go towards a national suicide prevention program in the Brainerd Lakes Area, host quarterly SMILE sessions, implement a caring letters program, create, and distribute toolkits, and for community awareness activities. 

The SMILE program’s goal is to cultivate a regional culture that focuses on being grateful, engaged, content, and establishing quality, and positive relationships in our community.

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