A Lake Success nonprofit that advocates for those with mental illnesses has received a $100,000 grant from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Nassau/Queens said it will use the grant to train  law-enforcement officers on how best to intervene in crises involving people with mental illnesses.

The group used a previous grant from the congregation to train 18 Village of Hempstead police officers in crisis intervention with the mentally ill; the grant will allow for the training of 18 additional officers, according to the group.

The alliance also plans to use the grant to promote mental-illness education in Nassau County schools through its “Breaking the Silence” program, with assemblies and educational material distributed to schools.

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