Mental Health Advocate Certificate Series

Do you want to learn how to better help connect your peers with resources on campus? Interested in using your leadership role to make a difference and better help students? Want to increase your mental health literacy and build your resume? Then we have the program for you!

The Binghamton University Mental Health Advocate (MHA) Certificate Program is a non-academic bearing certificate series designed to empower students to become educated on mental health awareness, increase access to resources to those who need them, and create an environment on campus that is open to discussion and peer support.

The MHA Certificate program consists of five components relative to mental health:

  • Stigma and University Counseling Center (UCC) Awareness,
  • Suicide Awareness/Prevention,
  • Interpersonal Skills,
  • Life Skills, and
  • Mental Health Awareness.

In order to complete the program, you will need to attend a workshop in each category and fill out a short reflection on B-Engaged. The MHA Certificate program is tracked on B-Engaged so it’s easy to complete! Workshops and presentations will be sent in a monthly newsletter, as well as maintained in real time on the M-HOPE Events page.

How will this benefit you?

As a student leader, you may encounter students that are experiencing stressful situations, and you’ll be better equipped to help them get the help they need. Also, this is a great resume builder, as it shows an extra dedication and commitment to the field. Even if you’re not interested in mental health as a career, the skills are invaluable, and will help your interpersonal skills and build knowledge about something we all deal with – life situations!  Additionally, each month you will receive a newsletter with some information on current mental health trends, career advice around helping professions, interesting articles, chances to submit your own stories for publication in the newsletter and more!

Ready to join?

We’d love to have you! Enroll through our online form and receive your initial instructions and the calendar. 

 

Last Updated: 8/17/16