Mental Health Programs

Online Suicide Prevention Training (45 min.)

These online training simulations will assist you to better identify, support, and refer stressed students to support services on campus. Through these courses, which are already in use at hundreds of colleges and universities, you will learn how to identify signs of psychological distress and refer students to support services through practiced interaction with virtual students. You can help someone who is struggling and create a more supportive and inclusive campus for all. This is the recommended training for most groups due to its 24/7 availability; both trainings are equally effective.  In-person follow-ups are available on request; contact Elisabeth Cavallaro for more information.

Suicide Prevention Training (2 hrs.)

This interactive in-person training educates members of the App State Community about the warning signs and risk factors concerning suicide. Facilitated by the Coordinator for Student Mental Wellness and other professional staff, participants will learn statistics and facts about suicide, how to help someone in distress, and where to refer an individual for help. This training includes activities and roleplays. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. **This request form MUST be completed at least two weeks prior to the desired event date, and MUST have at least ten participants.**

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