Hoag Hospital offers mental health program for high school credit

The After-School Program for Interventions and Resiliency Education Program at Hoag Hospital was recently accredited by the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges, allowing high school students to receive school credit.

The program — which is offered to the Newport-Mesa and Tustin school districts — requires students to take an eight-week course about mental health.

The program is the first time Hoag has offered a school credit option for teenagers.

For more information, visit hoag.org/ASPIRE.