Students promoting mental health awareness resiliency and self care at UAB

 

Meet the Leadership Team

Meet the
Leadership Team

2022-2023 MHA Members Canvas Course

2022-2023
MHA Members
Canvas Course

2022 MHA Training Canvas Course

2022
MHA Training
Canvas Course

Become a MHA

Become a MHA

 

Our Vision

Positively impact the UAB campus mental health climate for students and build a culture of resiliency.

 

About Us

The Mental Health Ambassadors (MHA) program is a unique peer-to-peer mental health promotion program developed by Dr. Robin Lanzi, Professor of Health Behavior and Honors College Faculty Fellow, Angela Stowe, PhD, director of Student Counseling Services, and Juhee Agrawal, Honors College student and president of Active Minds. The program was established in 2019; it was originally conceived through Dr. Lanzi’s Honors College Faculty Fellows initiative.  In 2021, MHA became a sustainable program embedded within Student Counseling Services and the Department of Health Behavior in the School of Public Health and receives support from the Honors College.  MHA is a registered student organization

 

Focus Areas

      • Mental Health Promotion
      • Resiliency
      • Self Care

 

Impact

Students have the unique opportunity to create educational resources for fellow students and leave a lasting positive impact on the mental health climate at UAB and beyond.

 

 

MHA Accomplishments

 

  • Awards

    2022 Student Excellence Awards New Organization of the Year!

    2022 Best New Student Organization, Student Excellence Awards. The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • Conference Presentations

    Robin Lanzi (Faculty Advisor), Tyler Huang, Ritika Samant, Duha Aishah, and Madison Moye, (October,2021). What Can Honors Students Do to Enhance Mental Health? Plenty! Student presentation at the 2021 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.Abstract:University of Alabama at Birmingham Honors students have played a central role in launching several mental health and wellness initiatives that include: 1) a Mental Health Ambassadors program; 2) a ‘B Well UAB’ app designed and Beta-tested by undergraduates; and 3) mental health centered university-wide task forces and student organizations.

 

Sponsorship

 

Teams

Training, Membership, & Professional Development

Lead:

Tasia Williams

Advisors:

Dr. Robin Lanzi, Dr. Laurence Boitet

Responsibilities:

Plan, promote, and organize training sessions, track attendance, maintain membership rosters and teams, facilitate monthly meetings with ongoing professional development.

Communications

Lead:

Destyni Cravens

Advisors:

Dr. Robin Lanzi, Dr. Angela Stowe

Responsibilities:

Liaison between SCS and MHA. Coordinate social media, events, presentations, and other communications and events to members and the UAB campus community.

Social Media

Lead:

Hannah Smid

Advisors:

Dr. Angela Stowe

Responsibilities:

Plan, create, and post relevant content related to mental health promotion, resiliency, and self-care to Instagram and Facebook.
Instagram @uabmha
Facebook UAB Mental Health Ambassadors

IG Live

Lead:

Caleb Sanders

Advisors:

Herbert Wilkerson, Dr. Angela Stowe

Responsibilities:

Produce and facilitate Instagram-Live events each semester that are student-led conversations about relevant mental health topics. Archived episodes in @uabmha IGTV.
Instagram @uabmha

Outreach

Lead:

Lavanya Jaishankar

Advisors:

April Coleman, Dr. Angela Stowe

Responsibilities:

Facilitate mental health promotion at UAB through tabling and other awareness events, presentations to classes, and strategies. See upcoming outreach activities on Engage.

Events

Lead:

Duha Aishah

Advisors:

April Coleman

Responsibilities:

Plan and facilitate events that promote and support student mental health. Work with Student Counseling Services on events such as Suicide Prevention Week, Stress Less Week, mid-terms, etc. See upcoming events on Engage.

Presentations

Lead:

Madeleine Cook

Advisors:

April Coleman

Responsibilities:

Develop and present presentations/workshops about relevant mental health topics in the areas of resilience, self-care, and mental health awareness. Archived presentations on our You Tube channel, UAB Mental Health Ambassadors.

Archive Podcast

Lead:

Alexandria Jones

Advisors:

Dr. Robin Lanzi

Responsibilities:

Plan and produce podcast interviews for the MHA Podcast, Archive: Our Lives, Our Stories, Our Journeys, on relevant topics for supporting and raising awareness about student mental health. Found on Spotify, Archive: Our Lives, Our Journeys, Our Stories.
 

 

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