Mental Health Support Specialist (MHSS)


The Mental Health Support Specialist (MHSS) provides daily living support and residential services to individuals with mental illness. In order to be a MHSS you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or a GED.

The MHSS course meets one of the requirements for Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician MHRT I certification. MHSS consists of approximately 35-hours of training and it is regularly offered throughout Maine by various agencies and trainers. The MHSS course may be waived in certain circumstances. Please see the MHRT I requirements for details. Information for Students:

Below is a link for approved MHSS trainers, as well as a schedule of MHSS courses currently offered in Maine.

Approved MHSS Trainers

MHSS Trainings Schedule


MHSS Train-the-Trainer

September 18 - 20, 2018, Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield

You must apply and be accepted in order to attend. Here is the downloadable Registration Flyer.