Wellness Training Opportunities
Wellness offers a wide range of training strategies to empower students, staff/faculty, and the community with information and resources that educate, eliminate stigma, and connect individuals who may be struggling to care. Training options are listed below. Please give as much lead time as possible if requesting a training.
Current Training Programs
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education course that anyone can take to learn how to help someone who is developing a mental health issue or experiencing a mental health crisis. Individuals learn to identify, understand, and respond to mental illness and substance use disorders. MHFA can be taught in person or virtually and is a 7-8 hour time commitment.
Kognito is a 45-minute online, interactive role-play simulation that builds awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health/suicide prevention. These skills prepare users to lead real-life conversations with someone who may be struggling. There are options below for Students and Faculty/Staff.
- At-Risk Mental Health for Students: Learn to recognize signs of distress in yourself and your peers. You will help a fellow student navigate a stressful time, connect them to support, and explore self-care strategies and positive coping techniques.
- Together Strong: Practice supporting fellow veterans and service members. Learn the best approaches for checking in with friends you're concerned about, showing you understand, helping them problem-solve, and if necessary connecting them to help.
Faculty and Staff
- At-Risk Mental Health for Faculty and Staff: Learn to recognize signs that students may be in distress, and then practice talking with students and connecting them with appropriate campus support.
- Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff: Learn to support student veterans by engaging in simulated conversations to resolve a challenge they are facing due to their transition. You’ll also practice managing a challenging class discussion about conflicts overseas, and learn ways to engage and refer a veteran who is exhibiting signs of post-deployment stress.
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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) & Talk Saves Lives (TSL) are suicide prevention programs designed to teach individuals to identify signs of emotional distress and respond with compassion and resources for care. QPR and TSL can be taught in person and virtually and can be done in 60-90 minutes.
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Dayen Dooley, BS
Mental Health Program Coordinator