Mental health matters. That’s the message behind a partnership between the National Council for Behavioral Health and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to train 150,000 people in Mental Health First Aid by the end of the year.
Mental Health First Aid will hold trainings along all U.S. stops of Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour. In four cities – Sacramento, Omaha, Detroit and Denver – the trainings will be free-of-charge to participants. The partnership is part of Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness Tour
, a five-month series of activations youth engagement events and community gatherings the organization is hosting in coordination with the Joanne World Tour.
The Denver training will be held Dec. 12.
Mental Health First Aid has trained more than 1 million Americans to recognize and respond to signs of a mental health challenge. Born This Way Foundation was co-founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, to empower youth to create a kinder, braver world. The Foundation recently released a report, “Kind Communities – A Bridge to Youth Mental Wellness
,” that found that while nine in 10 young people prioritize their mental health, less than half are talking about it with anyone.
For more information about Mental Health First Aid, or to find a course near you, visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org
. For more information about Born This Way Foundation, visit https://BornThisWay.Foundation