College of Public Health Employs Kognito At-Risk for Faculty/Staff

Kent State University employees can now participate in a free, online interactive role-play simulation to build awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health and suicide prevention.

The More Aware Initiative, funded by Kent State and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – through its Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – is offering Kognito At-Risk for university faculty, staff and administrators.

This free, online interactive role-play simulation builds awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health and suicide prevention, and prepares users to lead students in real-life conversations that build resilience, strengthen relationships and connect them with support.

Through the use of avatars, trainees engage in conversations with virtual people who can respond realistically with memory and emotion. These simulated conversations allow trainees to have conversations with those in need, and increase their confidence in recognizing symptoms of distress and making referrals to the appropriate services.

The training lasts approximately 45 minutes and can be completed at your own pace. Faculty and staff who complete the training will receive one hour of Beyond Compliance credit. To register, please visit the Mental Health Awareness Trainings website.

POSTED: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:20pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:36pm