LUK, Inc. to Expand Mental Health Training Project through Reliant Foundation Grant Funding

FITCHBURG — LUK, Inc. recently received funding from the Reliant Foundation to expand their Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention trainings. This is Reliant Foundation’s third year funding these mental health trainings for LUK.

LUK shares Reliant Foundation’s goal to reduce stigma around mental health and substance use disorders. By raising awareness, the agency hopes to strengthen mental/behavioral health services for youth and adults, encourage individuals to strive for recovery, or support a loved one in their recovery journey. 

Funding from Reliant Foundation will allow LUK to offer a variety of trainings that vary in length, intensity, and scope, allowing training partners to select the most appropriate curriculum for their setting. The overall goal of the project is to raise awareness of mental health challenges, prevent suicide, and connect people in need to supportive services.

Reliant President Kelsa Zereski stated, “Reliant Foundation is pleased to support LUK’s community-based mental health awareness and suicide prevention trainings. The stigma that surrounds mental health is prevalent and can cause life-threatening delays in treatment. The crisis is real, and LUK’s efforts to empower more individuals to become advocates, offers hope to those who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing.”

“LUK is so thankful for the Reliant Foundation’s support for our ongoing mental health training program.  LUK works to educate our community on understanding and supporting those struggling with their mental health,” adds LUK CEO, Beth Barto. “The funding from the Reliant Foundation will help LUK in our pursuit to eliminate mental health stigma.”

LUK, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety, health, and well-being of youth, families, and adults in Central Massachusetts. As a community-based organization, LUK’s mission is to challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services