Mental Health Information for Every Ally
What is an ally? An ally works with others toward a common, worthwhile goal, and that is exactly the purpose behind Mental Health Ally Hub. We offer hundreds of videos, courses, podcasts, and other educational resources, in everyday language, so everyone can learn how to support themselves or others on their mental health journey. We also help people connect with specialized licensed mental health practitioners who meet their needs and preferences.
Knowledge Drives Understanding and Decision-Making
When people know more, they can do more — for themselves and others.
Organizations benefit from Mental Health Ally by being able to offer evidence-based resources that support their employees and create a more compassionate, mentally healthy workforce.
Better understand mental health symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments
Learn scientifically proven ways to manage or reduce symptoms
Understand the different types of mental health practitioners so they can find the best fit for their needs and preferences
Get matched with practitioners who meet their criteria using a free, question-based, connection platform
Gain empathy and compassion for those around them living with mental health challenges, and access intervention tools to better support them during critical times
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans have experienced concerns about either their own mental health or the mental health of family and friends.
53% of adults say they became comfortable seeking care and resources for their own mental health after hearing about other people’s challenges.
Nearly 3/4 of employed adults say their employer should offer resources and access to mental health services.
Approximately four in 10 adults feel that mental health related conversations with friends and family positively impact mental health.
Demonstrate Your Allyship by Earning Psych Hub Certification
Mental Health Ally Courses
Mental Health Competency 1
Learn about mental health issues, their impact on the community, and the dangers of stigma regarding mental health.
Mental Health Competency 2
Learn about techniques that may be vital in helping people who experience mental health disorders find support in managing their symptoms.
Diversity And Mental Health
Learn about the different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity affect many people’s mental health, and how to promote inclusion.
Understanding And Overcoming Bias
Learn how bias impacts people’s interactions with each other and techniques for overcoming this bias.
Safety Planning For Suicidal Ideation And Intimate Partner Violence
Learn how to help someone who may be in an abusive relationship or experiencing suicidal ideation.
Motivational Interviewing: Communication Basics
Learn about four communication techniques utilized in the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing. This course was created for those who want to build their conversational skills and become better listeners.
Real-Life Examples of Mental Health Ally in Action
Jennifer experienced a panic attack for the first time after her spouse passed away. She was terrified of having a recurrence. Using Mental Health Ally, she was able to find helpful videos about panic attacks, as well as a podcast on “Navigating Grief and Loss.”
As a manager at a large hotel, Amit wanted to better understand and support the people he manages, who come from many different cultures. He took the “Diversity and Mental Health” and “Diversity and Bias” classes in the Mental Health Ally Hub, and immediately put his learning into practice to guide his team when an employee experienced a mental health crisis.
Jordan noticed his friend and co-worker occasionally coming to work hungover, and talking more frequently about binge drinking on the weekends. Because Jordan had completed the courses to become a verified Workplace Mental Health Ally, he knew how to introduce a discussion with his friend about his concerns and point him toward resources that can help. The friend is now meeting with a substance abuse counselor he found through the Psych Hub Connect directory, and on his way to recovery.
Maddie, a 15 year old, was diagnosed with anorexia by her pediatrician. Her parents were distraught and didn’t know what to do. They turned to Psych Hub, where they discovered three short videos: “What is Anorexia?,” “Treatment Types for Anorexia,” and “How to Help Someone with Anorexia.” They said spending ten minutes watching those videos gave them the information they needed to find the right care for their daughter.