Who is it for?
Empower Teachers and Education Leaders to Support Their Students
The most recent Mental Health America report found that 16% of youth (ages 12-17) had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Suicide is the second-most common cause of death in college students. It’s clear young people need more mental health support, and educators are in a unique position to help if they have the right training and tools.
Psych Hub’s Mental Health Ally for Educators provides specialized courses and resources for educators so they can better understand mental health issues in children and young adults and know how to be an advocate and ally in times of crisis.
A Certificate for Teachers and School Administrators
Educators have a lot on their plates these days, so mental health education needs to be both flexible and time-efficient. With Mental Health Ally for Educators, teachers and administrators can take our series of 10 courses at a self-directed pace.
Educators who complete five out of 10 courses and pass post-tests will receive a Mental Health Ally for Educators Certificate, which demonstrates their proficiency and commitment to a mentally-safe and supportive school setting for all.
Mental Health Ally Courses for Educators
Mental Health Competency 1 For Educators
Learn about mental health issues, their impact on the education community, and an explanation of the dangers of stigma regarding mental health.
Mental Health Competency 2: Common Conditions For Educators
Learn how to recognize common mental health conditions and help people in your education community to find the support they need.
Diversity And Mental Health For Educators
Learn about the different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity affect many people’s mental health, and how to promote inclusion in your education community.
Understanding And Overcoming Bias For Educators
Learn how bias impacts people’s interactions with each other in the education community and techniques for overcoming this bias.
Safety Planning For Educators
Learn how to help someone in the education community that may be in an abusive relationship or experiencing suicidal ideation.
Effective Communication For Educators
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.
“A user-friendly format to sharpen skills and recognition of issues in mental health problems in the education setting.”
"I love the short videos, interactive prompts, and lived experiences. I think it helps people to learn in the comfort of their home and learn from others who are not necessarily from their local vicinity."