Eye On Illinois: Promoting mental health is good, providing access to care is much better

A thousand dollars is a drop in almost any government bucket. But to the optimists, who favor more aspirational aphorisms, it might also be the sin...

September 14, 2023
4:18 AM

A thousand dollars is a drop in almost any government bucket. But to the optimists, who favor more aspirational aphorisms, it might also be the single step of a thousand-mile journey. At last week's Farm Progress Show in Decatur, according to Capitol News Illinois , Gov. JB Pritzker announced up to 20 FFA chapters will receive $1,000 Illinois FFA Foundation grants to fund mental health awareness efforts in rural schools and communities. A grand can only buy so much awareness. FFA has chapters at more than 350 Illinois schools , meaning about 95% won't participate in the first round.

Scott T. Holland