Stand Together is a student-to-student initiative that inspires and equips youth to take action against stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders. The program engages middle and high school students 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.

Don’t forget to check out our blog!

ST goes VIRTUAL!
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By Danyelle B. / December 2, 2020

ST goes VIRTUAL!

The above students are just a few of the many students who have taken part in our virtual Stand Together...

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All-School Summer Projects: eZines!
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By Danyelle B. / September 17, 2020

All-School Summer Projects: eZines!

This year’s “Summer of Isolation” originally seemed like it would be monotonous and boring. But, thanks to Stand Together, it...

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Guest Blog: Finding Humanity Amidst the Chaos (Julius Boatwright)
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By Danyelle B. / June 23, 2020

Guest Blog: Finding Humanity Amidst the Chaos (Julius Boatwright)

While we're living in the midst of a public health pandemic and seeing some of the most wretched police brutality...

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Allegheny County

Schools in Allegheny County can find more information by clicking the photo above.

Our Program

Click the icon above to see how the program operates in our schools.

External Partnerships

Programs and entitites outside of Allegheny County can find more information by clicking the photo above.

Sign our pledge

One out of five youth have a mental illness or substance use disorder. Stigma and discrimination can have a devastating effect on them. They are our friends, family, fellow students, co-workers, and neighbors. The good news is people can and do recover from mental illness and substance use disorders and lead satisfying productive lives. If you are living with a mental illness, know someone who is, or just want to help, take our pledge to help end stigma.

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