• 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.