It’s perhaps the most stressful time in history to be a college student. Uncertainty about the future and sudden shifts to remote learning add to the existing stressors of everyday life —pressure to perform well, social media, finances, etc.

Now more than ever, colleges recognize the need for mental health training to provide essential skills to faculty, staff, and students to create healthier and more supportive campus communities. Many higher education institutions are finding success in implementing online training solutions to fill this pressing need, and are seeing improved student mental health, retention, and academic performance as a result. On this page we’ll explore some of these success stories, as well as background information and practical advice to help you implement your own mental health training.


Are Campuses Ready to Support Students in Distress? [Whitepaper]

Based on a survey of 65,177 faculty, staff, and students from 100+ colleges and universities, this whitepaper examines the role and current level of preparedness that faculty, staff, and students have in connecting students experiencing signs of distress to the appropriate mental health services on campus.

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Increasing Student Retention Through Improved Mental Health [Whitepaper]

More than ever, campuses need to address the challenge of promoting a culture of mental and emotional well-being among their students. In this whitepaper, we explore how college and universities can make the economic case for investing in student mental health services.

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Mental Health on Campus: Supporting First-Year Students [Webinar]

Learn how The University of Chicago, University of Dayton, and Pennsylvania College of Technology are supporting their incoming students by mandating online mental health training. By training first-year students, these schools are preparing them to recognize signs of distress among their peers, build trust, and motivate fellow students to seek help.

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California Community Colleges: Reducing Stigma and Engaging Faculty, Staff, and Students in Supporting Those Exhibiting Signs of Distress [Case Study]

Using online simulations to train over 60,000 faculty, staff, and students across 113 campuses in how to connect at-risk students with support, California Community Colleges – the largest and most diverse higher education system in the U.S. – saw a 73% increase in the number of students referred to mental health services.

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What’s Missing In Your Campus Mental Health Plan? [Blog]

As mental health concerns increase, university leaders, decisionmakers, and mental health advocates are seeking ways to holistically support student wellbeing.  This article explores strategies for improving and optimizing mental health efforts in colleges, the people who should be involved, and how to implement programs that can be catalysts for change.

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At-Risk for University and College Faculty, Staff, and Students [Trailer]

Widely adopted by more than 350 universities and colleges nationally, Kognito’s At-Risk for College and University suite of products leverage online simulations to educate faculty, staff, and students about mental health and suicide prevention which supports improved academic performance, student retention, and campus safety. Watch this trailer for more information.

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