The BHECN Ambassador Program hosts annual conferences to encourage high school and college students to pursue careers in mental and behavioral health. The Virtual Mentorship Network is designed to keep conversations about these career choices going throughout the year between interested students and behavioral health professionals.
Selected high school and undergraduate students will use distance technology and meet monthly to ask questions, discuss behavioral health topics, and connect with four professionals who are in the final stages of their psychiatry or psychology training programs. In addition to participating in six seminars broadcast live over the Internet, students will engage in fun projects and interact on a regular basis through a secure private blog. Participants from this year’s pilot project will be invited to share their experiences at the 2015 BHECN High School Ambassador Conference on April 10 – 11 in Kearney. The development of the Virtual Mentorship Network was made possible with funding from the Rural Futures Institute.
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