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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

Help Us Build Resilience in Youth!

RHussa | September 25, 2017

Six reasons to include Mental Fitness in your year-end giving! See our full Annual Report here.

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2017 Honors and Awards for Mental Fitness / Leadership

RHussa | September 16, 2017

It has been a busy year for us at Mental Fitness and we are so proud to announce some important honors and awards.  In particular, we are grateful to our...

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Mental Health and the Educator Experience Symposium!

RHussa | September 14, 2017

Join Mental Fitness, SC Thrive, The Forrester Center who have co-Directed the first Mental Health and the Educator Experience Symposium — free to Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union County educators.  Our...

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Announcing #sharpenWARRIOR for Military Veterans

RHussa | September 5, 2017

Mental Fitness is thrilled to be one of the collaborators involved in launching #sharpenWARRIOR app for active military, veterans and their families. Created in collaboration with Upstate Warrior Solution (a...

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2017 NEDA Walk in Spartanburg!

RHussa | August 29, 2017

Join us for the first-ever National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) NEDA Walk in Spartanburg!  Working in collaboration with  Spartanburg County School District Six Spartanburg, South Carolina Spartanburg School District 7 YMCA of Greater Spartanburg, NEDAWalks educate...

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Sharpen App Beta-Test Results!

RHussa | August 13, 2017

We are so thrilled to be partnering with Sharpen to connect our evidence-based educational programs to targeted audiences.  In our July beta-test with active military, veterans and clinicians we learned...

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Flourish Summer Camp Recap!

RHussa | August 12, 2017

Louise Fagan led a writing and performance workshop for the 2017 Flourish resilience camp! Our Flourish peer-led resilience summer camps were a smashing success and we couldn’t have done it...

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Mental Fitness Facilitator program

RHussa | August 2, 2017

Mental Fitness has proudly trained three Facilitators as part of a Train-The-Trainer initiative for our “Managing and Preventing Serious Mental Illness and Eating Disorders in Schools” program — the only...

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Compassionate Schools Summer Summit!

RHussa | July 25, 2017

Mental Fitness is proud to be collaborating with Dr. Jennifer Parker and the USC Upstate Child Advocacy Studies program’s Compassionate Schools Summer Summit, 2017, providing the mindfulness research and techniques...

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Flourish Resiliency Intensives!

RHussa | July 12, 2017

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

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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