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UVI Counseling Services would like to proudly introduce our Mental Health Awareness Training Program!!! 

The Mental Health Awareness Training Program (MHATP) is a five-year federally grant-funded project designed to build mental health awareness, knowledge, and skills within the U.S. Virgin Islands. As such, MHATP is able to offer evidence-based training programs (virtually and at no cost) to not only the University's faculty, staff and student body but also to the USVI community at large. (You must be 18 years or older to participate.)


Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Substance Abuse, Suicide...

Mental Health Effects Everyone!

  • Are you equipped to assist someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge?
  • Would you know how to respond to someone who is expressing suicidal ideations or is in a mental health crisis?

Counseling Services, Mental Health Awareness Training Program (MHATP) has you covered, whether you are a novice or a pro.



What training programs are being offered? 

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  • Adult Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. 
    • This 8 1/2-hour program which consists of 2 hours of self-paced pre-work and 6 1/2 hours of instructor-led training is available to any interested parties (on-campus and/or in the community)
    • Upon successful completion, participants receive a 3-year certification.

*This course is valued at $170; however, thanks to SAMHSA grant funding we are able to offer it at no charge.

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health (i.e., ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma) and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.Therefore, it is recommended for adults who work with youth such as teachers, school staff, camp counselors, coaches, youth group leaders, etc.
    • This 7 1/2-hour program which consists of 2 hours of self-paced pre-work and 5 1/2 hours of instructor-led training is available to any interested parties (on-campus and/or in the community)
    • Upon successful completion, participants receive a 3-year certification.

*This course is valued at $170; however, thanks to SAMHSA grant funding we are able to offer it at no charge.

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  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) teaches participants how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, and how to get help to save a life.
    • This 1-hour self-paced training is available only to UVI students currently enrolled on either campus.
    • Upon successful completion, participants receive a 2-year certification.

For more information please contact:

         Denée Daniel 
         Program Specialist
         University of the Virgin Islands
         #2 John Brewers Bay
         St. Thomas, VI 00802
         Phone: (340) 693-1087
         E-Mail: denee.daniel@uvi.edu