Kognito Mental Health Intervention and Suicide Prevention Training

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Julie Rothbardt, Senior Director of Human Resources
RE: Kognito Mental Health Intervention and Suicide Prevention Training

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Students, staff, and faculty in distress often turn to those they know rather than seek professional help. Kognito At-Risk training provides skills and training for staff and faculty to help students and colleagues, or anyone who is in a situation where they are in distress and/or thinking about suicide. 

What is Kognito?

Kognito is an online, avatar-based, interactive role-play simulation program for faculty and staff that builds awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health intervention and suicide prevention. It prepares users to lead real-life conversations with students and colleagues who are in distress and how to connect them with campus and community supports.

Why is Kognito Training Important?

The University of Iowa is committed to providing compassionate mental health services, outreach, and training that foster the mental health of students, staff, and faculty, and contributes to a safe and wellbeing focused campus community. It is important for faculty, and staff to train in early recognition, intervention, and referral.

Kognito Mental Health Intervention & Suicide Prevention Training is found at:  https://mentalhealth.uiowa.edu/kognito.