Kognito for Students

Attention: Kognito, as a brand, will be sunset. They have stopped selling their simulation products. KSU will continue to be able to offer Kognito until our contract ends on November 29, 2023. After that time, Kognito will no longer be available for KSU students, faculty, and staff.


Have you ever been worried about a student or friend on campus? Students are in an ideal position to recognize when someone is struggling emotionally and may need help. Kognito At-Risk Mental Health for Students is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you’ll know what to say in real life.

Kognito is available to KSU students to help create a safer and more supportive campus. It is offered as part of the More Aware Initiative funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

To access this free resource, 

  1. Visit kentstate.kognito.com
  2. New users will need to create an account. Returning users can enter their login credentials. 
    • This web site is not maintained by Kent State. Please do not use your FlashLine credentials to register or login to this site.
    • New users will have to agree to the "Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy" to complete registration
  3. After registration is completed, users will need to login with their credentials and answer some demographic questions.  
  4. Then users will have access to simulations that are available to them. 

Note: To complete your training, please finish all of the required simulation content and using the orange next button, complete the post-survey. This is required by your institution. Once completed, you will see a green button on your home screen that says ‘Completed.’

If you need Kognito technical support, please email support@kognito.com

If you have questions about Kognito at Kent State University, please email Kim Laurene at klaurene@kent.edu

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Kognito At-Risk Mental Health for Students (virtual self-paced, 40 minutes)

  • Recognize and identify the signs of psychological distress in self and peers
  • Use effective communication techniques to talk with a peer who shows signs of distress 
  • Understand, refer, and utilize available support services  
    Kognito Training, simulation of two people conversing
  • Use strategies to increase resiliency and practice self-reflection  
  • An optional facilitator guide is available for leaders to host an in-person discussion after students complete the training


Kognito will be available to Kent State University students until November 29, 2023. 

This website was developed in part under a grant number H79SM084125 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.