Due to high demand, we have filled all spaces in the current cohort of the program. Please contact Tanitia Burks at tanitiaburks@workforce.org to be contacted when we re-open applications for the next cohort.


Behavioral Health Pathways is a paid nine-week training program for individuals with lived behavioral health experience who want to support their community through behavioral healthcare work.  

 The program covers topics such as:  

  • Mental health 
  • Anti-racism in mental health
  • Work readiness (resume writing, interview techniques, digital literacy, etc.) 
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Basic Life Support for healthcare workers 
  • Trauma informed practices  

By attending a designated series of trainings, you can earn the following certificates: 

  • Mental Health First Aid 
  • Question, persuade and refer (QPR) suicide prevention  
  • Domestic violence counseling 
  • Peer Support Specialist 
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers 


Questions? Contact Tanitia Burks at tanitiaburks@workforce.org or (619) 455–7572.

Who It's For

  • Self-identify as having lived experience with behavioral health
  • Residents of San Diego County
  • Able to commit to up to 40 hours/week for nine weeks of intensive training 

This program offers help:

  • With starting school or a certificate program
  • Finding a long-term job
  • Learning new job skills

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