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Sharpen Mental Health Literacy (SMHL) 5 hour course for students and faculty is now available!

Healthy colleges are made up of healthy students.

While inadequate support for student mental health has long been a simmering problem on campuses nationwide, it has become a crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher ed leaders and school administrators reckoning with the fact the resources they provide are inadequate are turning to SHARPEN for help. 

The SHARPEN Solution:

  • Completely customizable for college or university

  • Extremely user-friendly

  • Rollout and implementation guides included

  • Scalable for any number of users

The U.S. Department of Education released new guidance on school mental health.  Here is how Sharpen aligns with all recommendations.

Sharpen is proud to partner with University of West Georgia as part of the university's commitment to improving the mental health and overall wellness of both students and faculty.  In the video below, current and former members of the UWG team discuss the mental health challenges faced by young adults and how Sharpen is making a difference.

"Knowing that our students have access to a wealth of resources to support their mental health is reassuring, and also another important step we can take to reduce stigma around mental health in healthcare."

Natalie M. Fadel, PsyD
Associate Professor for Psychiatry and Neuro-Behavioral Sciences

"Sharpen allows counselors to offer mental health resources and coping skills to students who may not be seeking, or have not yet sought, in-person services.  Sharpen greatly increases our reach and breadth of service offerings"

Dr. Liz Jodoin
Former Director of Counseling Services
University of South Carolina, Upstate

"Sharpen includes a really cool comprehensive toolkit about stress, dietetics, and mental health, but also includes practical life skills that young adults need."

Adam Ranns
Former Assistant Athletic Director / Head Athletic Trainer, Limestone College

Demonstrated Value Through Focus Groups, Survey Data, and Real-World Results


recommended for others

95% of college students learned things they can use to help others and recommend Sharpen for friends and family members.


connected to resources they didn't know were available

90% of college students said Sharpen connected them to mental health resources they didn't know were available.


helpful, easy to use

100% of college students interviewed, provided input on the content library and found Sharpen helpful and easy to use.

Sharpen Mental Health Literacy (SMHL)
$90 (6-hour course)

This 6-hour evidence-based course provides an overview and framework for understanding mental health literacy, along with public health models that outline the importance of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The course objectives and evidence base can be viewed here.

The 6-hour course enables participants to experience direct testimony about stigma and the many barriers that prevent individuals from discussing mental health topics.

All participants will receive a training certificate indicating the number of hours completed. For licensed clinicians who qualify, they will receive 6 hours of continuing education for this course, accredited through NBCC and the University of West Georgia. 

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