• More than 1,350 suicides per year for college students
  • Suicide is a 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

The stats are startling! It is highly likely that you will encounter a classmate or friend in college that is suffering from psychological distress. As a fellow student, you are in an optimal position to reach out and help.

Take 30 minutes to complete the Kognito At-Risk Online Interactive Training and learn techniques to identify and approach distressed students in order to take appropriate action. Avatars will simulate a variety of scenarios to help you learn to:

  • Recognize the common signs of emotional distress
  • Approach peers with greater skill and confidence
  • Effectively refer peers 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 30 minutes. Just follow the link and set up an account to access the FREE trainings!