Kognito At-Risk Suicide Prevention Training

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The University of Illinois community cares about the well being of every student. To ensure that students who are distressed get the support they need, the University of Illinois Counseling Center has partnered with Kognito At-Risk to provide online training simulations. We hope that each faculty/staff member and each student will participate in this Kognito At-Risk training, which will help you to better identify, support, and connect distressed students with campus services. Kognito At-Risk has the feel of a video game as you make choices about what to say and do in conversations with students who may be distressed. It takes just 30-40 minutes to complete. Choose from faculty/staff or student modules. There are also specific modules for reaching out to students who are military veterans and those who identify as transgender.

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Parents and campus partners: To access Kognito At-Risk, please create a new account and enter Illinois for the enrollment key.

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The Kognito At-Risk online training simulation will help you to:

  • Identify students who are at risk for suicide.
  • Motivate distressed students to seek help.
  • Put students in touch with support services.

Kognito At-Risk is used by hundreds of colleges and universities. The training is listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s joint Best Practices Registry for suicide prevention programs, which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The University of Illinois Counseling Center is a recognized national leader within the field of university and college counseling in the area of suicide prevention programming. Please visit our material on suicide prevention.

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