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OPEN TO PUBLIC: ACT! Certification for MH Awareness Month: Th.5/30-12PM EDT

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Learn the signs that someone could be struggling with mental health challenges, how to provide support, & protective/risk factors of sports

Earn an ACT! Mental Health Awareness Certification!

Close out Mental Health Awareness Month in the best way possible:

Learn more about how YOU can ACT! to support yourself and others when they may be struggling with mental health challenges!


This course is a great option for anyone involved in sport who would like to learn more about mental health and sport. That includes: athletes, parents, coaches, administrators, and officials, among others. You may be involved with sport at any level from grassroots and community sport through competitive and elite sport. Take the lead in your sport community -- sign up for the certification course today!

What will you learn?

The objectives of the USC-MHS ACT! Certification are much like those of a first aid course. We will teach the signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge and/or crisis, how to de-escalate a situation to avoid harm to oneself or others, and what pathways are available for additional professional support. The course also focuses on those factors about sport participation that can protect individuals from experiencing mental health challenges and those factors that can put them at greater risk. Our training always includes national and local community resources that can be utilized for additional mental health support.

Course Agenda

The 2-hour course agenda is based on the acronym ACT!, encouraging anyone who is concerned about their own mental health or that of someone else to act in support. First, we will grow AWARENESS of the importance of mental health in sport along with the prevalence of challenges, next we will provide information on signs and symptoms to be aware of regarding the most common mental health CHALLENGES experienced by sport community members (depression, anxiety, and suicidality), and finally, options will be provided on how to TAKE ACTION if you are concerned about yourself or someone else.

ACT! Certification

After fully participating in this course, you will receive a certificate reflecting your participation in this ACT! training and good for 3-years.


Online Event

"I say put mental health first." 

EVERYONE has mental health. We should never be ashamed to START THE CONVERSATION. Let's end the STIGMA in sport environments. At the U.S. Center for Mental Health & Sport, we are continually looking for more ways to support individuals' mental health regardless of where they currently fall on the mental health continuum. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

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