It is increasingly common that you will encounter students in distress. This can be a difficult experience. We offer training programs that will help prepare you to respond, as well as introduce you to campus and community resources.
Suicide prevention is everyone's responsibility. You can help by learning the warning signs of mental health crises, on-campus and community resources, and connecting students in crisis with those resources.
Gatekeeper Training Options
Kognito- open to faculty and staff
Kognito is a 45-minute online, self-paced training and uses role-playing to teach how to recognize when a student is in crisis and refer them to the appropriate services. There is a general module, a veteran module and an LGBTQ module. Kognito can be accessed by going to www.kognitocampus.com. The enrollment key for Kognito is "MetroState."
Mental Health First Aid- open to faculty, staff, and students
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour in-person course for faculty, staff and students, which teaches the risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use related crises, as well as how to recognize a problem, give reassurance and refer them to seek professional help. Please check our Events section for upcoming sessions.