Faculty, staff, and students are in an ideal position to recognize when someone is struggling emotionally and may need help.

Kognito is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you will know what to say in real life.

Counseling Services is making this program available to the entire Elon community to help create a safer and more supportive campus. To access this free resource, visit https://elon.kognito.com/ and log on with your Elon email and password to get started.

What to do in an emergency or if a student is experiencing a crisis

As with medical emergencies, if a student is experiencing a psychological emergency call 911 for immediate assistance.

Situations that indicate emergency response include but are not limited to: suicidal behaviors, violence or threats of violence toward others, self-injury needing immediate medical attention, mental confusion or disorientation, out of control behavior, significant impairment by drugs or alcohol)

Students experiencing a psychological crisis should call Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555 and ask to speak to Counselor-on-Call.

The Counselor-on-Call isĀ  available 24/7/365. Campus Safety and Police will transfer the caller to the Counselor-on-Call who will complete a brief risk assessment of the situation and recommend steps for additional support or follow-up to ensure safety. This may include a referral to the hospital for an in-person assessment and may include the involvement of University administrative staff. The Counselor on Call provides crisis management interventions, not counseling/therapy after hours.

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