Mission Health, the North Carolina Division of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, last week announced that it has collaborated with EVERFI, an international technology company driving social change through education, to launch an interactive, mental health and wellness digital education course for middle and high school students in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week. The course will be available in McDowell, Macon and Buncombe counties.
Called Mental Wellness Basics, the course is targeted to reach more than 12,000 middle and high school students in an estimated 105 school districts in Southeast Florida, Western North Carolina, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. HCA Healthcare is investing nearly $1 million over the next three years to sponsor the course.
“While mental health is at the forefront as we navigate the pandemic, it has long been an important and integral part of Mission Health and HCA Healthcare’s whole-person care,”