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 an urgent mental health crisis can speak with the Counselor-on-Call at any time, 24/7, by dialing, (336) 278-2222.

The Counselor-on-Call will complete a brief risk assessment of the situation, recommend crisis management interventions, and identify additional supports 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.

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