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Would you like to join a Peer Educator Organization? Consider Mental Health Ambassadors!
Benefits of becoming a Mental Health Ambassador:
- Meet new people
- Develop leadership and communication skills
- Build up resume for graduate school or your career
- Gain experience in a mental health environment
- Promote positive mental health on campus
What will I do as a Mental Health Ambassador?
- Facilitate and help develop Counseling Center presentations (See a list of presentations available at MHA.appstate.edu)
- Help plan and facilitate Counseling Center events like:
- Depression/Anxiety Screening
- Eating Disorder Awareness Weeks
- Other campus-wide programs
- Help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues on the ASU campus
How do I become a Mental Health Ambassador?
- Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Complete application and reference forms (PDFs and instructions below). Applications are always due the week before Spring Break.
- If selected for an interview, attend a brief in-person interview during the month of April.
- Must be responsible, motivated, and energetic.
- Must be interested in mental health topics and promoting positive mental health
- Must be able to commit to Fall and Spring semester involvement
- Must be able to attend weekly staff meetings on Friday afternoons and initial training/orientation on the Friday and Monday before Fall semester classes begin.
- Mental Health Ambassadors is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Submit completed application packets (your application form and two reference forms) to Dr. Emily Lazar. Application materials should be submitted all together in a sealed envelope. They can be dropped off at the Counseling Center (in the Miles Annas Student Support Building behind the Post Office) or sent to the Counseling Center via campus mail. Applications are always due during the Spring semester, the week before Spring Break. Accepted applicants will then join Mental Health Ambassadors the following Fall semester.
Application and Reference Forms
(Please be sure to read the following instructions carefully and completely!)
All forms are Adobe Acrobat files. Forms may be saved if the user has Acrobat Reader 8.0 or higher. Get the latest free Adobe Acrobat Reader HERE or get an alternative PDF reader program such as Nitro PDF Reader (that also allows you to save completed forms) HERE
*Mac Users Please Note:
Forms should ONLY be filled out using a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
(This form is to be completed, printed, signed, and returned in a sealed envelope.)
Completed packets (application and two reference forms) should be placed in a sealed envelope and mailed or delivered to the Counseling Center, 1st floor of the Miles Annas Student Support Building.
Applicants may contact either Emily Lazar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Leslie Martin (email@example.com) by email or by calling 828-262-3180. Dr. Lazar and Dr. Martin can help answer questions or verify that an application has been received. Applicants are requested to please print a copy of the completed application for personal records and possible submission should there be a problem with their original submission.