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In an era with relentless demands, the world is experiencing an unexpected mental health crisis. The soaring stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional challenges have affected countless individuals. As the unyielding pace of modern life takes its toll on people's well-being, the need for mental health experts is at an all-time high.

Against this backdrop of growing despair, hope emerges in the form of MedCerts' exciting program, the Mental Health Support Specialist program. In this article, we'll introduce you to MedCerts' new online course, which promises to change the world's mental health landscape.

What Is a Mental Health Support Specialist?

A Mental Health Support Worker plays a vital role in helping patients facing mental health challenges lead healthier and more enriched lives. They provide essential support and care to clients with various mental health issues. These specialists are empathetic, compassionate and skilled in their approach, making a significant difference in the lives of those they serve.

Course Breakdown

MedCerts' new Mental Health Support Specialist program equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to excel in this role. The program spans 14 weeks, during which you'll cover 224 hours of content. It's structured to provide students with a strong foundation in mental health care. The course includes 32 hours of Professionalism in Allied Health, instilling the necessary skills and ethics for a healthcare career.

Additionally, 96 hours are dedicated to the Fundamentals of Mental Health Care, covering various aspects of mental health support. Another 96 hours are allocated for Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, which gives students a fundamental understanding of the human body and the language of healthcare.

Program benefits

Enrolling in the Mental Health Support Specialist program opens doors to enhanced career opportunities. As the demand for mental health professionals grows, graduates will be in high demand across various healthcare settings.

This course paves the way for a rewarding career and fosters personal growth by deepening your understanding of the human mind and its complexities. More importantly, it empowers you to make a positive impact on the lives of others, offering a sense of fulfillment that few professions can match.

Certification and accreditation

Upon completing the Mental Health Support Specialist program, students will test for the Mental Health Technician Certification (MHTC). The American Medical Certification Association offers this accreditation, ensuring your skills are widely recognized and respected in the healthcare industry. This validation enhances your employability, ensuring that you'll be a competitive candidate for mental health support positions.

Career opportunities

The versatility of this certification opens doors to meaningful careers across the mental health care spectrum. You may find employment in hospitals, mental health clinics, community centers or private practices. The relevant job roles include Mental Health Support Specialist, Behavioral Health Technician and Mental Health Assistant.

Enrollment and prerequisites

Enrolling in the program is simple. You must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED. The course costs $2,500, an accessible rate for many prospective students.

Join MedCerts Today

MedCerts' commitment to providing quality education and creating opportunities in the mental health field is exemplified by the accessibility and affordability of this program. With these elements in place, aspiring Mental Health Support Specialists can take the first step toward a fulfilling and impactful career in the mental health sector. Join us and let's shape a brighter future for mental health together.

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Written by Dana Janssen
Chief Product Officer

Dana has over twenty (20) years’ experience in Allied Healthcare and Education, and currently serves as the Chief Product Officer for MedCerts where he is responsible for product vision and strategy, research, and development.

Dana joined MedCerts upon its founding in 2009, and has led the research, development, and production of the entire catalog of programs that have helped MedCerts transform the distance learning landscape. Leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and innovative instructional design practices, Dana and his team have pioneered the development of the MedCerts 12 Elements of eLearning. Each MedCerts program contains a proprietary blend of these engaging, interactive, and entertaining elements that effectively accommodate learners of all types. Dana is deeply in-tune with the needs of today’s healthcare employers and is an expert in careers and certifications related to allied health.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (BS) degree from Valparaiso University, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Davenport University. Dana is an avid sports fan and in his free time enjoys mountain biking, woodworking, knifemaking, and spending time with his family and pets.

Published on November 20, 2023


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