mha crisis center
For those facing a mental health crisis, you can be the difference between life and death. As a Crisis Center Intervention Specialist at Mental Health America, you'll save lives by providing help and support to our fellow brothers and sisters thinking about ending their own lives as they struggle through life's most severe challenges.
Our need is greater than ever. During the COVID-19, crisis center calls have doubled as individuals from all walks of life struggle with life-altering changes.
Our extensive training and shadowing program will equip you with the field's most effective techniques before you ever have to take a call on your own. From suicide risk assessment to the creation of a temporary safety plan, we'll provide you with constant support while you save lives. Yes, it's scary. But with our help, you can do it.
And did we mention you can help from home? From training to volunteering, you don't have to leave your couch. Who says heroes can't wear sweatpants?
what is a crisis intervention specialist?
Crisis Center Intervention Specialists are caring individuals just like you who help others by taking calls at the MHA Crisis Center from people experiencing mental health emergencies.
Crisis Center Intervention specialists use the field's most effective techniques to listen, perform risk assessments, and help create temporary safety plans.
Volunteering for a single four-hour shift per week, our crisis intervention specialists come from Tippecanoe, White, Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, Fountain, Warren, and Benton Counties.
how you become a crisis intervention specialist
fill out the application
Your journey begins by filling out the application. Plan to spend at least 15 minutes filling out the application.
interview with mha staff
After receiving your application, an MHA representative will reach out and schedule an interview to ensure you're a good fit for the program.
attend a virtual training
Our full-day virtual training will teach you the most effective techniques for helping individuals struggling with mental health challenges.
shadow a volunteer
You'll shadow experienced volunteers, providing you with real experience and confidence so you can help others on your own.