We all have a role in creating a culture of care at Lafayette. This includes noticing and attending to our own mental health and the mental health of members of our community.
Kognito: At Risk is a practice-based training designed to build awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention, and prepare users to lead conversations with students that build resilience, strengthen relationships and connect them with support. Research has shown that the training imparts skills that increase preparedness and confidence in talking about mental health concerns.
At Lafayette College, 92% of students reported feeling confident in their ability to recognize and respond to a peer in distress after completing the training. Similarly, 89% of faculty and staff who completed the training reported feeling confident in their ability to talk with a student in distress and motivation them to connect with campus resources.
*Should you encounter any technical concerns and need support, please contact Kognito at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 866.449.8834 or 646-923-8632 Mon–Fri 9am to 6pm EST.
Students will often turn to trusted faculty, advisors, coaches, and mentors for informal advice and support. Become familiar with signs that indicate a student is experiencing emotional distress and how to respond.
Listening, supporting, and encouraging your friends can really make a difference in their life. Learn how to bring up a concern in a way that lets your friend know that you cared enough to reach out and help.