Roxborough High School to train students in teen Mental Health First Aid
We’re thrilled to share that Roxborough High School is participating in the country’s expanded teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program. As part of a partnership with Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, we will be training students to identify and respond to mental health and substance use problems among their peers. This is an important skill for everyone to have and we are thrilled to provide it to our students.
tMHFA is an in-person training designed for high school students to learn about mental illnesses and addictions to help them identify and respond to friends who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem. With this training, our high school students will be empowered to assist their friends when a mental health problem or crisis, such as suicidal thoughts, is apparent.
Roxborough High School has been selected by @MHFirstAidUSA and @BTWFoundation as one of the 35 high schools to pilot teen Mental Health First Aid this fall. This program will help our students support their peers and friends who are experiencing a mental health problem.
Visit USA Mental Health First Aid to learn more. After the pilot program is complete, the training course will be available to the public.