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Cougar Health Services Mental Health Promotion

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 and Global–to participate in the following trainings offered:

  • Monday, September 14 @ 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday, October 8th @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 10th @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Monday, December 7th @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Online registration is available here.

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 from Syracuse University.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that teaches skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. WSU Pullman and Global 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 and course seating is limited. We invite all WSU campus locations–Pullman, Everett, Tri-Cities, Spokane, Vancouver and Global–to participate in the following trainings offered:

  • Wednesday, September 23rd @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 13th @ 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, November 5th @ 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 2nd @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

Online registration is available here.

Cost:

  • WSU Pullman students – free (supported by Pullman student activity fees)
  • WSU Global students – free (supported by Global student activity fees)
  • WSU students from any other campus location (Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver) – $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 it to cougarhealth.healthpromotion@wsu.edu. 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 cougarhealth.healthpromotion@wsu.edu to arrange a time to pay for class prior to the course date.

All Mental Health First Aid training takes place in Pullman. Classes are held in room G40 of the Washington building. Make sure to use the programs and outreach entrance facing Nevada St.

If you have a group of at least 15 interested in taking the course, contact us to schedule a private outreach. For questions, email us at cougarhealth.healthpromotion@wsu.edu.