Stand Together is a peer-to-peer initiative that inspires and equips youth to take action against stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders. Allegheny County’s Office of Behavioral Health is engaging area middle and high school students throughout Allegheny County by providing anti-stigma training and service learning experiences. Students work to ‘stand together’ to increase education and awareness, increase social inclusion, and encourage adolescents to talk to an adult if they are concerned about their own or another student’s mental health.

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Handout–click here to find out more about WHY Stand Together is so important
Summary–click here for a detailed summary of the program and it’s components

Check out the 2016-2017 school projects on our YouTube channel!


  • Brentwood MS students 'Cross the Line' & have so many more similarities than they thou
  • Lacey shares her story with Brentwood HS students
  • Linton students were eager to learn and ask questions
  • Propel HS students come together through difficult emotions
  • Propel MS 'Knows the Five' 'warning signs' of mental health concerns :)
  • Shaler HS has A LOT of things they 'want their peers to know...'
  • Mr. Mike helps with Project Planning at SciTech
  • Arsenal learns Mental Illness is Common, even 1:4!
  • Carlynton HS might have had *too* much fun playing Stop the Stigma BINGO
  • The Academy in a 'Great Debate'
  • West Allegheny finds 'Common Ground'
  • Allderdice: Students & Staff working together!
  • WMHS: Selfies w/Strangers!
  • WMMS having some fun :)
  • SVMS researching for projects
  • ECS won t-shirts for knowing their stuff


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Interested? Contact Danyelle Hooks, Project Coordinator: or (412)350-3455.