Welcome to the Acacia community! Since 2014, Acacia has provided college students a safe, supportive space in which they receive quality and consistent mental health care that is highly accessible, affordable, specialized, and culturally sensitive.
The Mental Health Advocates internship program aims to provide growth opportunities in college communities by making mental health more accessible and less stigmatized through engagement, acts of service, and advocacy.
Wellness and mental health are important pieces of our work and we want you to have the opportunity to work on your mental wellness as much as possible. MHA Leads and Provider Sponsors will be taking charge on initiating events, workshops, and activities for MHAs.
MHAs will use Acacia and community resources to create a project/workshop/written piece/etc. involving a mental health topic of interest. This will act as a catalyst of change, education, advocacy, or growth opportunity.
MHA teams will organize an engagement session as individuals or a group that centers around careers in the mental health field. Additionally, using previous events and new ideas, you will create, coordinate, and execute fundraising events on behalf of Acacia Roots.
Our program runs for 9 months (October – June) but due to social distancing the 2020-21 program will be virtual.