Want to become a mental health advocate? Here are some free online training resources below. Click on the link and register for an account to start.
SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery)
The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center offers two online courses that train individuals to assist others to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Psychological First Aid
PFA online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This professionally-narrated course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors.
Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
Participants will learn about basic terminology and facts, history of substance use and prevention in the United States, addiction and the brain, and effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.