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An Art Based Educational Program

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About

For eleven years, Mental Fitness has been delivering evidence-based resiliency programs to K-12 schools and universities.  Our programs are popular because they are infused with creative and performing arts and mindfulness /...

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Our Mission

The mission of Mental Fitness is to build resilience in youth through evidence-based programs. We collaborate with national experts in medicine, nutrition and mental health to bring together (and create new) evidence-based programs...

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History

  What began as an award-winning Off-Broadway musical NORMAL (now called PRETTY TO THE BONE), has become a series of evidence-based arts and mindfulness programs, live events and curricular materials —...

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Welcome to Mental Fitness Inc. 

Why Choose Us? Our goal is to build resilience in all youth through engaging programs.

Tools Built for Kids

For ten years, our arts-based initiatives have provided a safe, unique and interactive launching point for discussion of complex mental health issues that face kids from all communities and backgrounds.

World Class Endorsements

Mental Fitness is endorsed by twenty of the nation’s leading nonprofits in mental health, and has collaborated with more than fifty top researchers in public health, psychology, dietetics and education.

Connecting Through Mentoring

Our peer mentoring programs builds resilience by connecting evidence-based arts and mindfulness activities to high school students who then mentor elementary aged students. For a decade, Mental Fitness has connected schools and districts to evidence-based programs that address critical mental health issues facing youth.

Collaborative Materials

Arts and mindfulness programs, live events and curricular materials — created in collaboration with researchers in medicine, psychology and dietetics.

With your help we can bring resilience to all students. Please consider making a difference. 

Recent News

Flourish Resiliency Intensives!

RHussa | July 12, 2017

Join us in August 2017 for our Flourish Resiliency Intensives through performing arts!  

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Mental Fitness Founder in the News!

RHussa | April 27, 2017

graciously re-posted from Herald-Journal Spartanburg couple launches mental health technology company MAY 1, 2017 by Trevor Anderson Sharpen, which is a platform founded by Robyn Hussa Farrell and her husband,...

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Mental Fitness Partners with SHARPEN Health App!

RHussa | April 2, 2017

Mental Fitness is thrilled to announce its partnership with Resiliency Technologies — to launch its evidence-based eating disorders trainings through mobile applications targeted to specific audiences. The product will launch...

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Mental Fitness Research Publication

RHussa | March 9, 2017

After five years working in collaboration with national researchers to bring evidence-based, arts-focused eating disorder prevention programs to schools, our ‘How To Manage Serious Mental Illness’ program was published in...

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Mindful Teachers Interview Our Founder Robyn Hussa

admin | January 18, 2017

Robyn Hussa sits down with Mindful Teachers to discuss how yoga and mindfulness can increase the quality of life for those struggling with mental disorders and substance abuse. You’ve taught...

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#RealDeal Blog for Body Image and Prevention!

RHussa | January 16, 2017

In 2009 we launched our WATRD #RealDeal blog (We Are The Real Deal dot org) with over 40 contributors including experts in psychology, medicine, dietetics, yoga and public health.  The site...

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Mindful Teachers — 8 Principles of Trauma Informed Mindfulness

RHussa | January 16, 2017

Graciously re-posted from MindfulTeachers.org, this post was written by Mental Fitness Founder, Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT. These principles are excerpted from an online course for educators who wish to...

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Help Us Build Resilience!

admin | May 4, 2015

YES! You can help Mental Fitness bring primary prevention programs to schools nationwide.  Be a part of the paradigm shift toward resiliency by creating your own fundraising campaign! Join the...

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Our Team Meet a few of the Professionals Behind Mental Fitness Inc.

Robyn Hussa Farrell

Founder & CEO

An award-winning NYC producer, Robyn created Mental Fitness in 2005.

Jessica Mata

Director

Ms. Jessica MATA, CPA is currently a staff accountant at Gosnell Menard Robinson Infante CPAs PA,

Christen Dellet

Director

Director of Corporate Development for AstenJohnson, a multinational company in Charleston, SC.

Valerie Barnet

Director

Valerie is the co-founder and administrator of the Hub City Animal Project that empowers local animal welfare organizations who are proactively working to address the root causes of animal homelessness.

Our Progams

Recent Testimonials
Find out what our partner advocates have to say about our programs.

  • ED 101, was an incredibly useful tool for the women of Delta Phi Epsilon during our annual Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Vigil. Not only is it an extremely informative film, but the personal stories woven throughout the scenes help the viewer to understand and appreciate the true realities of eating disorders. The film served as a wonderful method to introduce the topic of eating disorders to the women in my organization and stimulate a discussion about personal mindfulness and how to maintain a positive body image in a college environment.

    Lily Jordahl
    • Lily Jordahl
    • Vice President of Programming, NYU Delta Phi Epsilon