East Palestine gets federal grant to support behavioral health after train derailment
The East Palestine community is getting more than $200,000 to help residents with behavioral health needs after the Norfolk Southern train derailment.
According to the release, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has been awarded a $209,402 federal Supplemental Emergency Response Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The money will help with the immediate and ongoing behavioral health of the community and will be used to minimize the long-term impact of the derailment.
The funds will also enhance Columbiana County's crisis response system to help provide effective intervention in a crisis or disaster situation.
Medical professionals are still onsite at the East Palestine Health Clinic to help anyone with questions.
If you need emotional support, you can call the Ohio CareLine at 1-800-720-9616 to speak with a trained professional.