Hear to Help is an initiative at Kent State University that identifies faculty, staff and students who have completed one or more of the mental health awareness trainings offered through the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use.

Modeled after the Allies/Safe Space program that identifies individuals who are open to talking about and who are supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals and identities, individuals displaying the Hear to Help logo have a deeper understanding of mental health and substance use and can help connect individuals with services, if necessary. Completing one or more of the mental health awareness trainings does not obligate individuals to participate in the Hear to Help initiative.  

Step 1: Take A Training

A.I.D. Training: 60-minute in-person training for students, faculty, and staff

Kognito for Faculty/Staff: 45-minute online, interactive training simulation for faculty and staff

Mental Health First Aid: 8-hour in-person course for students, faculty, and staff 

QPR Training: 60-minute online, self-guided course for KSU students, faculty, staff, and families

Step 2: Request Hear To Help Graphic

Request Your Free Hear to Help Items

Hear To Help items available:

  • Desk plaque
  • Magnet
  • Sticker
  • Window cling

Step 3: Promote Your Involvement in Hear to Help

If you are interested in letting students know that you are Hear to Help, a description has been put together for you to include with your Blackboard Learn class and/or syllabus.

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