Have you ever been worried about a friend but weren’t sure how to help? Student Counseling Services is excited to launch a hands-on training called Alliance for Change that will give students the opportunity to learn how to recognize a friend in need, provide them with support, and help them get access to the services they need.

Alliance for Change is a peer-advocate training designed to promote awareness of mental health concerns faced by college students across the country. Through an interactive format, participants will learn how to recognize the signs that someone is in need, how to approach that person, and how to talk with them about their concerns.

The training will take place in four 90-minute sessions over a two-week period in March and April at the Student Services Building. The time commitment is relatively short, but the payoff is big! Students will walk away with a deeper understanding of themselves and others, as well as enhanced communication skills that will follow them into their careers.

Get more information about how to increase mental health awareness and decrease stigma. Let’s change the conversation!