LifeSkills employees given statewide recognition

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-A full-time college student at WKU and only 21 years old, Princess Reed has received statewide recognition for the mental health work that she does. 

She was given the WellCare Health Champion Award that recognizes individuals who play a pivotal role in removing barriers, improving outcomes and supporting community well-being. 

On top of school work and other community involvement, Reed works 40 hours a week at LifeSkills. She is a peer support specialist and helps people ages 12-30 who have experienced psychosis. 

Reed was actually a co-champion for the award with another LifeSkills employee, Amber Sikes.

“After receiving this award, WellCare, they came up to me and I was very humbled by the experience and they kept telling me I was the youngest person to receive it and they had to break their own rules because they were like both of you needed this award,” said Reed. 

Reed is also originally from Bowling Green.