Statistically speaking, it is highly likely that each faculty and staff member will serve a student who is at-risk for psychological distress.

  • More than 1,350 suicides per year for college students
  • Suicide is the #1 leading cause of death for college students
  • Almost 7% seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months
  • 1.1% say they actually attempted suicide
  • Almost 80% of today’s students that commit suicide aren’t seen by a counselor


Psychological distress can also compromise students’ academic achievements affecting their ability to stay in school. As a staff and/or faculty member you are in a position to identify and offer resources to a student in need.

The At-Risk Online Interactive Trainings teaches techniques for identifying and approaching distressed students in order to take appropriate action, such as making a referral to the school personal counselor. These trainings use avatars to run through a variety of scenarios to help you learn to:

  • Learn to recognize the common signs of emotional distress
  • Approach students with greater skill and confidence
  • Effectively refer students to campus mental health services
  • Learn about college-specific mental health services and referral process


At-Risk Online Interactive Trainings are free, accessible from any computer with Internet access, and can be completed in about an hour. Training need no be completed in one session; simply logout to save your session and log back in to continue later.

The first 50 staff and 50 faculty to complete the training will receive a $15 Starbucks or Jamba Juice gift card - so CLICK HERE and start now!

For faculty/staff interacting with students
Enrollment Key: ccc8752

For faculty/staff interacting with veterans
Enrollment Key: ccc4554

For students interacting with other students
Enrollment Key:ccc6445




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