Sterling High School and Centennial Mental Health Center are participating in the country’s expanded Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program this fall. Previously, Mental Health First Aid was only offered to those who are 18 and older.
Sterling High School was selected as one of the 35 schools - the only one in Colorado - to participate in this program, offered by the National Council for Behavioral Health with support from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. The program is for all sophomores at Sterling High School.
The training is the first of its kind developed for high school students in the U.S. Teen Mental Health First Aid offers students the opportunity to learn what the signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance abuse crisis look like and ways in which they can help.
Read more about the program here: https://www.journal-advocate.com/2019/09/09/sterling-high-selected-for-teen-mental-health-program/
Learn more about Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) here: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2019/06/lady-gaga-announces-teen-mental-health-first-aid-pilot-program-will-expand-to-20-additional-high-schools/