MHA Crisis Center Crisis Intervention Specialists provide a vital mental health service to our community. Consider joining our dedicated team of volunteer Crisis Intervention Specialists!
“Whether you’re train professionally, personally by life or simply care, we can teach you live-saving and life-enhancing skills”
Our training program is based on mental health needs and effective practices as established by national accrediting organizations. Individuals who successfully complete the training program have the necessary skills to assist and empower people in crisis, as well as people who need information about local community resources.
Volunteering is a great way to help others in need, make a community impact, meet caring people, and develop useful skills that will not only allow you to serve with our Crisis Center but also serve you throughout your professional and personal life.
Our training is free for individuals that become volunteer Crisis Intervention Specialists. The training consists of a 15-hour Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) followed by several sessions that focus on empathy, values, problems & options, emergencies, and assertiveness. Each session builds on the previous session(s). Proficiency in skills will culminate in a final session of Crisis Intervention Specialist orientation and graduation.
How do I get started? Begin by filling out and submitting an application by clicking GET INVOLVED. Once you submit your application, we'll contact you about an interview. You can apply any time.
It's never too early to submit your application for the next training! Send us your application any time!
We appreciate your interest in being part of the MHA Crisis Center!
Upcoming Crisis Intervention Specialist Training:
The 7-session Spring training cohort will be begin January 30th 2020! Stay tuned for the rest of the training dates.
Taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. That’s the finding of a study that has established for the first time the most effective dose of an urban nature experience. Healthcare practitioners can use this discovery, published in Frontiers in Psychology, to prescribe ‘nature-pills’ in the knowledge that they have a real measurable effect.