Conversations can change lives.

Have you ever been concerned about a student or friend on campus? Unsure of what to say or how to offer support? Kognito At-Risk Training can help! 

Kognito At-Risk is an interactive role-play simulation that helps users build awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention. There is a platform specifically targeted to student users and another for faculty and staff. It prepares students, faculty, and staff to lead real-life conversations with students in distress and connect them with support.

This self-guided training is free and available for 24/7 access online. It only takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. To get started, go to and log on with your Elon username and password. 

Faculty & Staff Learning Objectives:

  • Increase the knowledge and awareness about mental health and suicide.
  • Identify warning signs of psychological distress, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues.
  • Lead conversations with students to discuss concerns, build resilience, and increase connectedness.
  • Assess the need for referral and motivate the student to seek help.

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Student Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and identify the signs of distress in self and peers.
  • Utilize effective communication techniques to support a peer who shows signs of distress.
  • Understand support options.
  • Effectively refer to additional support.
  • Practice self-reflection and apply strategies to increase resiliency.

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Counseling Services staff are available to facilitate training debrief and follow-up session, by request. Please go to the Outreach and Workshop Requests page for more information.