WATCH: Rockledge High Selected to Participate in National Teen Mental Health First Aid Program

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program is the first of its kind developed for high school students in the U.S.

ABOVE VIDEO: Rockledge High School is participating in the expanded teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program — the first of its kind developed for high school students in the U.S.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Rockledge High School is participating in the expanded teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program — the first of its kind developed for high school students in the U.S.

The school is one of 40 sites selected to take part in the program which is run by the National Council for Behavioral Health with support from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

The program will teach high school students to recognize and respond when their friends are experiencing the early stages of a mental health or addiction problem.

“Through this pilot, Rockledge High School is taking an important step toward ensuring their students are able to recognize when a friend or peer might be struggling and to feel confident that they know what to do to help,” said Cynthia Germanotta, president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation.

“Knowing how to spot the signs that someone in our lives is experiencing a mental health challenge and understanding how we can support that person is a basic life skill we all need to have – especially teenagers.”

“My dream is that this [program] happens in every school. I’m just so proud of all of you,” said Born This Way Foundation’s co-founder, Lady Gaga when she spoke with some of the first cohort of students who took the teen Mental Health First Aid program earlier this year.

The school is one of 40 sites selected to take part in the program which is run by the National Council for Behavioral Health with support from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. 
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