Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Cougar Health Services Mental Health Promotion

Trainings for responding to someone in crisis

Campus Connect

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

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.

  • Thursday, January 17 12pm – 2pm
  • Tuesday, February 5 4pm – 6pm
  • Thursday, March 7 12pm – 2pm
  • Tuesday, April 9 1pm – 3pm

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.

  • Saturday, February 9 8am – 5:30pm
  • Monday, February 25 3:30pm – 8pm AND Tuesday, February 26 3:30pm – 8pm
    BOTH DATES MUST BE ATTENDED
  • Monday, March 11 12:30pm – 5pm AND Tuesday, March 12 12:30pm – 5pm
    STAFF ONLY, BOTH DATES MUST BE ATTENDED
  • Tuesday, April 30 3:30pm – 8pm AND Thursday, May 2 3:30pm – 8pm
    BOTH DATES MUST BE ATTENDED
  • Tuesday, May 21 8am – 5:30pm

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.