Course Description

The Mental Health Support Specialist curriculum is a 35-hour course required of newly hired individuals providing residential and daily living support services within Maine’s adult mental health system. The intent of this course is to provide essential fundamental knowledge and skills needed to perform well, raise participant awareness surrounding mental health and related services. The participants will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of their professional role and the importance of demonstrating respect and unconditional positive regard.

For individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness, the challenges faced daily can be overwhelming. As a MHSS, you will play an important role in the daily lives of those you support. This initial mental health course lays a foundation for your journey to your MHRT-1 Certification.