New Suicide Prevention & Gatekeeper Training Initiative

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Our college communities are becoming increasingly aware of the high levels of stress our students are experiencing and its negative impact on their health and academic performance.

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities- Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health is pleased to make this cost-free training available to HBCU institutions, through funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), grant # TI023447.

The Kognito At-Risk program is an online, interactive training program that enables faculty, staff, administrators, risk assessment teams and students to simulate real life situations and provides guidance for mental and behavioral health issues. This program will serve as a viable resource on your campus in recognizing and identifying students who are experiencing psychological distress (depression, anxiety and suicidality) and making referrals to support services on campus or in the community.

The At-Risk Training Module for Students: This is a 30-minute simulation in which students learn about the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach an at-risk student for referral to the counseling center. This is ideal for peer educators, resident advisors, student leaders and any student with an interest in helping their peers.

The At-Risk Training Module for Faculty and Staff: This is a 45-minute training in which faculty and staff learn about the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach and make referrals for a student at-risk. This is ideal for faculty and staff development.

The At-Risk Training Module to recognize the special needs of Veterans on Campus: This is a 30-minute training designed to help faculty and staff better understand the unique needs of student veterans on campus.

If you have any questions regarding the HBCU Kognito At-Risk Initiative, please contact Joan Trent, Program Coordinator with the HBCU–CFE, at our toll free number 1-866-988-4228 or email

Click HERE to download Information on HBCU CFE/Kognito At-Risk Gatekeeper Training Simulations.

Administrators interested in using either of these trainings on their campus should contact us by clicking the link below and completing the online form. Once we receive your information, you will be contacted by a Kognito representative.

To sign up your school, please fill out this form!

**Please note: if you are a faculty member or student, please do NOT fill out this form. This form is for administrators only**

Veteran Students: How You Can Help Create a Supportive Campus

Our college communities are becoming increasingly aware of the unique challenges facing our student veteran populations, and the negative impact they have on their health, retention and academic performance.

To address this concern, Morehouse College of Medicine, in conjunction with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Kognito Interactive have adopted an online training simulation that will assist faculty and staff to better support our veteran students. In this 30 minute course, faculty and staff will learn how to manage a class discussion around a veteran sensitive topic, and help a student veteran who’s struggling academically in class.

Training Videos

To watch Faculty Training Trailer Click HERE.
To watch Student Training Trailer Click HERE.