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RHS Awarded Grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


We are proud to announce that Ramsey High School was recently awarded a grant by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to bring teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) training to the school. Mr. Esdale (Supervisor of 9-12 Education and Student Welfare) and Mr. Sabella (Supervisor of Wellness) completed the application and will oversee the training program at the high school. Ramsey High School was identified from a competitive field as 1 of only 50 high schools in the state of New Jersey that will be able to offer this program for its students partly due to our history of commitment to mental health and student welfare. tMHFA, an evidence-based training program geared towards students ages 15-18, will teach students how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends. tMHFA empowers teens to have supportive conversations with their friends and get help from a trusted adult when needed. The training will be implemented in our Sophomore Wellness classes with the goal of providing our young adults with more tools to help themselves and each other.