Cherokee children's mental health project wins awards

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.—Cherokee Nation’s Behavioral Health HERO Project was recently recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for their work in suicide prevention and children’s mental health awareness.

The department received three awards, including one gold, one silver and one shining star award, as part of the 2018 Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach program that recognized SAMHSA grantees.

“Our work in behavioral health is some of the most important work that we do as a tribe,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr. said “ The dedi...

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