ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- More than 25 teachers, principals and administrators from the Union-Endicott Central School District participated Monday in youth mental health first aid training.
The seminar was hosted by Project 375, founded by NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall and his wife Michi.
"Each teacher here is equipped to deal with any students that comes their way, but if we can just equip them with a little more to help them do their job a little bit better, to help them, and to help a child that may be in need, we've done our job," Michi said.
Participants learned to identify signs and symptoms of mental health disorders in children, as well as how to start the conversation. One in five children are said to have some type of mental health disorder.
Superintendent Suzanne McLeod says the safety of students and staff at the district is paramount.
U-E is the first district in the state that Project 375 has committed to, and thanks to a recent state grant, the school distirct has three in-house mental health trainers.