BRYT at Brookline High School

The original BRYT program.

Since its founding, BRYT has helped more than 600 Brookline High School students stay in school following a mental health or medical crisis. Launched in 2004 by The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, BRYT at Brookline High offers students a supportive space during the school day. Two Brookline Center clinicians provide counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-education, and referrals to students and families. A full-time academic coordinator works with students and teachers to develop academic plans, help students manage school work, and provide basic tutoring.

High school students whose education is interrupted because of a mental health or medical crisis are disproportionately likely to drop out of school. By comparison, 85% of BRYT participants successfully complete the school year and remain on track for on-time graduation. BRYT participants show improved school performance on standardized measures, and families report decreased stress and anxiety.

Brookline High School students and families wishing to learn more about accessing BRYT are invited to contact their student’s BHS guidance counselor.