Dear Warriors and Community Members,
After much planning on how to provide this important training to the WSU community, we are moving forward in offering online mental health first aid training for the WSU community.
The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Our first online mental health first aid training will be Friday, July 24th. At the moment, this training is only being offered to WSU students and interested WSU faculty/staff. Click here to RSVP.
We plan on offering this online training at least once a month.
Suicide is a major public health concern and the 10th leading cause of death in the United States with over 40,000 people dying by suicide each year. Among teens and young adults, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States. 1,100 college student die by suicide every year in the United States.
Suicide is complicated and tragic but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs of suicide and how to help and get help can help save lives.
The WSU Suicide Prevention Initiative, as a result of a SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Award, offers free suicide prevention gatekeeper training to WSU and the community.
Kognito At-Risk for College and University (Introduction Video)
An interactive role-play simulation for students that build awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention, and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with fellow students in distress and connect them with support.
Simply visit Kognito Campus
Make an Account and enter enrollment key below
At-Risk for Students enrollment key: waynestateu
At-Risk for Students
Users build real-life skills on a virtual campus and assume the role of a student and learn about mental health by interacting with four virtual students and talk with one virtual student in distress.
Mental Health First Aid (Introduction Video)
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who
may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
The WSU Suicide Prevention Initative has trained over 800 people since Oct 2017 in Mental Health First Aid. Click here to learn more about how Mental Health First Aid is benefiting WSU!