United Way of the Midlands (UWM, unitedwaymidlands.org) is proud to announce it has received a donation of $25,000 from The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation. The donation will support UWM’s new Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) initiative for the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. Research studies and strategic plans have identified mental health as one of the highest needs within our community, and statistics show that one in three people in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro experience symptoms of chronic depression.

To address the increased demand for services and reduce barriers to seeking help, United Way of the Midlands has developed a partnership with Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare to expand access to MHFA training. Learn more at unitedwaymidlands.org.