Mental Health Ally Program


The Mental Health Ally Program is a volunteer program coordinated through the Student Counseling Service that offers education for faculty, staff, and students on how to engage students experiencing emotional or mental health concerns and refer to mental health and other support services.  Mental Health Allies are not trained mental health counselors nor are they expected to provide mental health counseling.  Volunteers who complete program requirements will receive ongoing support regarding connecting with students in need and access to resources to share with students. They also will receive a sign and/or a button which they can display to indicate their support and availability for students struggling with emotional and mental health concerns.

More information about the MHAP including requirements to become a Mental Health Ally

Click here for the MHAP application (PDF_208KB)

Below are the scheduled Gatekeeper Trainings (mental health response training) for the semester on the following campuses: 


Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)

Friday, October 13, 2017

The MHFA program is an 8-hour community mental health education program that is informative and highly interactive.  The program equips non-mental health professionals with knowledge and skills to recognize emerging mental health problems or crises and link people to appropriate care. Please be prepared to engage with the instructors and other course participants.  

Location: Room 110, Staff Development Center

Instructor: John Ward, PhD & Saúl Rivera, PhD

Cost: Free (sponsored by Student Counseling Service) 

The course will start promptly at 8:00 am. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in.  We will break around noon for lunch (on your own).    

For certification purposes the full eight hours of the training course must be attended

Those who complete this course could be designated as "Mental Health Allies" by Student Counseling Service.

To register, please click here
Limited to only 24 participants! (Don't wait! Sign-Up Today!)



 You must contact Mary Bausano at to sign up for Hamilton trainings.


You must contact Nancy Ferguson at to sign up for Middletown trainings.