• Engage

    Youth taking self-directed action against stigma.

  • Advocate

    Youth play an important role in initiating dialogue about self-expression and emotional well-being.

  • Educate

    Educating youth on mental health and stigma builds relationships, develops skills, inspires dialogue and change.

An Initiative to Inspire and Equip Youth to Take Action Against Stigma.

Stand Together

Pittsburgh Cares is partnering with Allegheny County’s Office of Behavioral Health to engage ten middle and high schools in Allegheny County to provide anti-stigma training and service learning experiences to reduce negative attitudes, beliefs, and social distance between youth with behavioral health challenges and their peers.


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Participating Schools

Environmental Charter School
Propel Braddock Hills
South Allegheny Middle School
South Brook Middle School
West Mifflin Area Middle School
West Mifflin Area High School
Woodland Hills Junior High

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