Enhance Mental Health Provider Education, Wellness and Talent Development Strategy


Mental health providers are seeking collaborative educational, networking and resource sharing opportunities, experiencing negative effects on their mental health, and are asking for support to address the provider shortage regardless of demographics, environments or experiences.  We engage with traditional and non-traditional mental health provider organizations, providers themselves and higher education to improve attraction, retention and talent development to enhance access to quality care. 

Actions & Purpose:


  • Host networking events for wellness and community building

    • Connecting with others can protect against mental health challenges; Having a network of people to talk to about work challenges and being able to share coping strategies can improve mental health because you realize you are not alone.

  • Organize annual regional mental health summits

    • An annual mental health summit for the region will provide opportunities to earn CEUs, participate in trainings, share resources, earn recognition, and bring people who are passionate about mental health together.


  • Collaborate with higher education institutions for talent development

    • Collaborating with higher education institutions who develop mental health providers will provide opportunities to identify and address mental health provider licensure gaps across the region.


If you or someone you know is struggling, call the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or text BELONG to 741741.

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To connect or to ask questions, contact us at: msamocki@greatlakesbay.org

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