Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is stepping in and supporting a local high school!

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has chosen Vicksburg High School for a mental health first aid pilot program which they are helping to fund.

Mlive is reporting that Vicksburg High School was one of 35 schools selected by the National Council for Behavioral Health with support from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to participate in the expanded teen Mental Health First Aid pilot program.

The program is in-person training designed for high school students to learn about mental illnesses and addictions, and specifically how to identify and respond to a developing challenge among their peers.

Cynthia Germanotta, president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation said that...

Vicksburg is taking an “important step” toward helping students recognize when a friend might be struggling and to feel confident on how to help

Vicksburg is taking an “important step” toward helping students recognize when a friend might be struggling and to feel confident on how to help. This will not only help the students, but our entire community!

The pilot is being evaluated by researchers from John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health