Hear to Help for Medina County

White text that says, "Hear to Help supporting mental health."
Hear to Help is an initiative from Kent State University that identifies staff who have completed one or more of the mental health awareness trainings offered through the Medina County Awareness grant. The Hear to Help logo is used to signify that someone has completed a mental health awareness training and is willing to connect students in need of mental health assistance with appropriate resources. The purpose of the toolkit provided is to help with the promotion of the initiative.

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 a mental health awareness training 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 or virtual training for staff

Mental Health First Aid: 8 hour or 6 hour in-person course for staff

Step 2: Display Your Hear To Help Graphic

This was handed out at the training (desk plaque, magnet, sticker, or window cling). If you did not receive it, please email klaurene@kent.edu

Hear to Help desk plaque
Hear to Help 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, an image and description has been put together for you to include on your email signature, website, social media, and/or print out the poster and hang it.

Hear to Help Commercial