Help a Friend...

by recognizing signs of distress, learning what to say AND practicing  how to say it

Kognito’s At-Risk for Students shows students how to have challenging conversations with friends and peers around mental health and how to encourage them to seek help from campus support services. Help make DMACC safer and more supportive for all.

In the Spring 2018 the National College Health Assessment found that:

  • 63% of college students reported  feeling overwhelmed by anxiety
  • 42% felt so depressed it was  difficult for them to function
  • 12% seriously considered suicide in  the previous 12 months

At-Risk for College Students is an evidence-based online program to improve emotional wellness campus.  At-Risk is a simulation that uses virtual humans in a gaming environment. It teaches students how to recognize signs of psychological distress in others and allows them to practice, through role-play conversations, how to approach distressed students, discuss their concerns, and connect them with resources on and off campus. DMACC students will gain the skills and confidence they need to handle similar situations in real life converations wit fellow students in distress and connect them with support.

This on-line training is available now:

  • Go to: using Firefox, Chrome or Safari (not Internet Explorer)
  • FIRST - Create a New Account
  • Use enrollment key: live4today
  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Select the course and click “LAUNCH”

Funding provided by a Campus Suicide Prevention Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

How can you help a friend who is struggling? =Kognito at-risk for Students. At-Risk for Students. Be prepared to lead real-life