Webb School of Knoxville
Webb School of Knoxville

Webb High Schoolers Participate in Teen Mental Health First Aid Program

Webb High Schoolers Participate in Teen Mental Health First Aid Program

A group of 20 Webb high school students, comprised of Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives, used their lunch periods to participate in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. This course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the program aims to teach teens to recognize when a friend or peer is showing signs of a mental health issue or crisis, such as suicidal thoughts, or substance abuse, and trains them on how to respond and get help. The course was developed specifically for high school students across the nation and stresses the importance of involving a responsible and trusted adult.

The following students are the inaugural Webb participants of the teen Mental Health First Aid USA course:

  • Maddie Bell ’22 *
  • Ann Clark Bellamy ’22 *
  • Shreya Chintalapudi ’22*
  • Chloe Courtney ’22
  • Gabriella Geyer-Kim ’23 *
  • Juliana Geyer-Kim ’22 *
  • Jackson Hovis ’22 *
  • Navaal Kouser ’23 *
  • A.C. Maddox ’22 *
  • Perri-Hann Mahfouz ’22 *
  • Ed Middlecoff ’22
  • Jay Nathan ’23
  • Katherine Perkinson ’22*
  • Esha Ramjee ’23
  • Zach Reynolds ’22
  • Owen Roesch ’22
  • Lily Slade ’22 *
  • Will Stokes ’22 *
  • Gray Turner ’22
  • Aashi Vora ’23

* Earned teen Mental Health First Aid certification by completing all three classes.

Twenty Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives (pictured with Upper School Counselor, Alex Ardison), participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Twenty Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Twenty Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Twenty Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Twenty Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Twenty Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Twenty Upper School Peer Support members and House Council prefects and representatives participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) USA course with Courtney Niemann from the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville. Through video presentations, printed materials, Q & A sessions, and role-playing, the course teaches high school students about common mental health issues and what they can do to provide initial help to friends and peers who are experiencing or developing a mental health or substance use challenge.