Lamar County could soon receive a $400,000 grant towards the study of Mental Health in the community. 

A community-wide meeting will take place April 27, at 10 a.m., at Lakes Regional Crisis and Counseling Center, located at 2870 North Main in Paris, Texas.

The meeting is a result of The United Way of Lamar County, working with an Austin-based consultant and with Lakes Regional MHMR, having recently applied for a Hogg Foundation grant titled “Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities.”

Lamar County is among the 15 finalists and that number will soon be narrowed to five remaining locations that will be awarded the grant.

“We need your input to help us become one of the five communities selected to be awarded the grant,” said Executive Director, Jenny Wilson. “The purpose of the grant is to examine how community conditions in rural areas contribute to mental health and how people and organizations can come together to create and implement a community-driven solution.”