Kent State Recognized by Kognito for its Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Mental Health Literacy

Kent State University has been awarded the Campus Leader in Mental Health Literacy Award by Kognito for its outstanding leadership as an institution that has worked tirelessly to support student mental health during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Nationwide, 39% of college students felt so depressed it was difficult to function at least once during the school year, according to the American College Health Association. In response to this and health concerns about the rise in prevalence of stress and anxiety, many colleges and universities are proactively training faculty, staff, and students on how to support at-risk students and motivate them to seek on-campus treatment services.

In the 2018-2019 school year, Kent State University used Kognito's conversation simulation called At-Risk to improve the ability of faculty and staff to approach and assist students in psychological distress. Over 450 students, faculty and staff have been trained with Kognito between October 2018 and September 2019.

The 2019 Kognito Education Awards acknowledge the work of schools and individuals across higher education and K-12 who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to supporting student mental health. Kent State University's award is among seven awards given in higher education that acknowledge best practices in the 2018-2019 school year.

“We are so proud of Kent State University for their dedication and hard work to engage an exceptional number of people in mental health training,” said Brian Nido, Director of Client Success at Kognito. “As we honor their efforts to impact their campus community, we hope that other schools can learn from their example and think about how they too can implement Kognito training on campus. Together we share the same goal, to continue to grow the reach of faculty, staff, and students who feel confident and prepared to have conversations about mental health.” 

Kognito is a health simulation company whose evidence-based simulations harness the power of role-play conversations with virtual humans to improve social, emotional, and physical health. Learn more at

Read the article from Kognito that includes all awardees.

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POSTED: Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:05am
UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:19am