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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

Preregistration is required and course seating is limited.  Online registration is available here.

  • Tuesday July 14 (10:00am-12:00pm)
  • Thursday, July 30 (10:00am-12:00pm)

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. The training costs $40 per participant; It is free for WSU Pullman students with support from student activity fees.

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

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

Preregistration is required and course seating is limited. Online registration is available here.

Summer 2020: No classes scheduled at this time.

If your department is paying for the training, you can submit an IRI through the registration form, or email it to 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 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