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Ross Szabo

Wellness Director & Educator
Ross is our founding Wellness Director who has developed and incorporated our unique Wellness program into our school curriculum.
A social innovator who has pioneered the youth mental health movement, Ross is an expert at creating sustainable mental health curriculum and programs that reach large audiences. During the eight years he was Director of the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, he created the first national youth mental health speaker’s bureau, a program that has inspired millions to address their mental health. He is the co-author of Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health. In addition, his Behind Happy Faces Mental Health Curriculum is used by over 100,000 middle school, high school and college students nation-wide. His achievements in the field have earned him the 2010 Didi Hirsch Removing the Stigma Leadership Award and the 2012 Changing Minds Award, and his advocacy work was entered into the Congressional Record by Congressman Patrick Kennedy.