Hear to Help
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 or virtual training for students, 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
V-A-R Training: 30-minute online, training for KSU students
Step 2: Request Hear To Help Graphic
Hear To Help items available:
- Desk plaque
- 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. The email signature can be added to your automatic email signature and the poster can be printed and hung up in your office.
Hear to Help Commercial