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Miss Pennsylvania Talks Mental Health with Middle and High School Students

May 11, 2023

Miss PA talking in front of students

Miss Pennsylvania 2022, Alysa Bainbridge visited Spring Grove Area High School and Middle School on May 2, 2023, to talk with students about mental health and the opioid crisis for Mental Health Awareness Month. Alysa lost her brother, who struggled with mental illness and substance abuse, to an overdose in 2018. She aims to empower those struggling with mental health and substance-use disorders and end the stigma surrounding these topics.

More Than Tour, her mental health and substance abuse program, teaches children how to care for their mental health and be allies to their peers who struggle with it. Alysa encourages every student to take the More Than Pledge, which she created for people to commit to being stigma-free. Alysa will highlight the stories of people with mental illness. 

SGAHS alum, Bryan Tate, connected the District with the Miss PA Scholarship Foundation, of which he serves as President. 

Thank you, Bryan, for providing this opportunity, and thank you, Alysa, for spending time with our students!

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