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Trainings for responding to someone in crisis

Guides to helping students in distress

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Campus Connect

Campus Connect is an evidence-based 2-hour suicide prevention training program, offered free of charge for all WSU staff and students, on any campus or location.

Participants learn:

  • Statistics and facts about college student suicide
  • How to ask if someone is feeling suicidal
  • Appropriate referrals
  • Active listening, communication, and relationship-building skills

Pre-registration is required and course seating is limited. We invite all WSU campus locations–Pullman, Everett, Tri-Cities, Spokane, Vancouver, Yakima, and Global–to participate. You have the choice to participate in-person or online via Zoom.

Register for one of the following Fall 2021 offerings:

In-Person

  • Monday, September 20 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 21 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 10 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Zoom

  • Thursday, September 2 | 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday October 6 | 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 2 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 1 | 10:00 a.m.-noon

Campus Connect Suicide Prevention training is also available online through the Global Campus website. Anyone with a WSU ID number can access free, full-length suicide prevention training online.

Please note the activities in this training were modified to suit the needs of a virtual audience. Campus Connect is an interactive training and most effective in person. Suicide is a challenging and highly personal topic and reactions to talking about issues surrounding mental health and suicide can vary significantly.

You can get more information about Campus Connect fromĀ Syracuse University.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid consists of a 2-hour pre-work session followed by a 6-hour trainingĀ  that teaches skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. WSU Pullman, Global, and Vancouver Campus students can participate for free with support from student activity fees. See more about cost below.

Participants learn about symptoms, crisis response, and active listening skills to support many disorders:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Pre-registration is required. We invite all WSU campus locations–Pullman, Everett, Tri-Cities, Spokane, Vancouver, Yakima, and Global–to participate.
All sessions will be facilitated via Zoom.

Register for one of the following Fall 2021 offerings:

  • Wednesday, September 15 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 7 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 26 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 17 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 7 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cost:

  • WSU Pullman, Global and Vancouver students – FREE (supported by student activity fees)
  • WSU students from any other campus location (Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima) – $50
  • WSU faculty/staff from any campus location- $50

If your department is paying for the training, you can submit an IRI through the registration form, or email Health Promotion. Seats will not be held until an IRI is received.

If you are paying yourself, select cash or check on the registration form and email Health Promotion to arrange a time to pay for class prior to the course date.

If you have a group of at least 15 interested in taking the course, contact us to schedule a private outreach. For questions, email Health Promotion.