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SPA has been named a tMHFA site for 2019-2020 School Year by the NIMH and #BornThisWay Foundation by Lady Gaga

We are extremely excited to announce that Sarah Pyle is one of 50 sites NATION WIDE that will be participating in the Teen Mental Health First Aid ( tMHFA) pilot for the 2019-2020 school year. Read more below about this program to support our community:


One in five teens has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life. And suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds. It’s critical that we help teens in every way we can, and this starts with the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program.

Earlier this year, we partnered with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to launch tMHFA in the United States with a pilot program in eight high schools across the country.

We’re excited that with support from Born This Way Foundation, the tMHFA Pilot Program will expand to 35 more high schools and train students across the country in the tMHFA Action Plan.

“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 to take the teen Mental Health First Aid program earlier this year.

This innovative new peer-to-peer program teaches high school students a 5-step action plan to help their friends who may be facing a mental health problem or crisis, such as suicide, and highlights the important step of involving a responsible and trusted adult.

Learn more about teen mental health, the tMHFA course and the expanded pilot program. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of teens across the country.