Mental Health Advocacy

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Showing compassion and care to those who may be struggling emotionally

Our students are experiencing increased rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health related concerns, and the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated these issues. This 4-part, 8-hour introductory workshop provides faculty with 1) a greater awareness of the impact of mental health, including learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of when someone is in emotional distress/crisis or is suicidal; 2) an increase in self-confidence when providing support to someone in emotional distress/crisis; 3) an understanding of the signs and symptoms of secondary/vicarious trauma; 4) skills to set boundaries; and 5) an opportunity to develop a self-care plan of action.  

Steven Martel, Counseling Chair, will lead participants through these three collaborative sessions. Participants will not be expected to complete outside work. However, a stipend will be available only to faculty who choose to complete a final project after the August 2 session.  

What are participants saying about this workshop?

~ I appreciated the space to discuss mental health with my colleagues since I often feel siloed when any of these issues arise with my students. I appreciated the materials and resources as well.~ Instructor was very approachable, uplifting, and supportive. Provided a clear objectives of the workshop and resources. It was great to connect with other participants.

4 Tuesdays – Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, from 12:00 – 1:50 p.m. on Zoom

8 PD Hours | $200 stipend available to faculty who complete a final project.

12 seats: Register for Mental Health Advocacy today! 

If you’d like more information about this offering, please reach out to Steven Martel, Counseling.

Last Updated November 28, 2023