St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Names Sarah Wilczynski Program Coordinator for Mental Health Awareness and Training Grant Livonia, Michigan (MI), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

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Bobby Maldonado

Chelsea, Michigan. (December 22, 2021) – Saint Joseph’s Mercy Chelsea has announced the appointment of Sarah Welchinsky as Program Coordinator for the $625,000 Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) Scholarship received in September 2021.

“I cannot express how excited I am to begin working on the program supported by this scholarship,” Wilshinsky said. “I have worked at St. Jose’s in Chelsea for a number of years and can’t wait to continue this new position at the hospital, providing important mental health training and resources to the communities we serve.”

For the past two and a half years, Wilczynski has been Special Projects Coordinator at St Joseph’s Chelsea where he has worked with SRSLY to promote substance abuse prevention in Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester and Stockbridge. In the new MHAT role, Wilczynski will be responsible for helping to implement evidence-based mental health awareness training, Supporting youth in developing a campaign to reduce stigma, Identify resources and support available for mental health, and work with community organizations to create referral mechanisms to connect youth with mental health services. These efforts will focus on the communities Chelsea St Josef serves, including Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester and Stockbridge.

Riley Curran, Director of Community Health Improvement at St. Jose’s Chelsea, said: “We are extremely excited to be able to bring these programs to the community. We are excited that Sarah is contributing to this new capability. Her work with SRSLY over the past two and a half years has demonstrated her passion and commitment to improving health. mentality of youth.

Wilczynski holds an MA in Public Health and a BA in Health Communication from Grand Valley University. She enjoys volunteering in surrounding communities, is a member of Dexter’s Rotary Club, and wants to spend her career working on creating happy, healthy communities.

For more information about the MHAT scholarship, please visit the Saint Joe website or contact Sarah Wilczynski at


About Saint Joseph Mercy Chelsea
st. University of Michigan Academic Medical Center. Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by the national rating organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) employs more than 1,200 people with a medical staff of approximately 700 physicians. Major services include robust medical and surgical service lines, eight operating theaters, a 24-hour emergency department and a large emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain unit and behavioral health services.

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