College can be stressful at times, but have you ever been truly concerned for a friend? Would you feel comfortable expressing your concerns and motivating your friend to get help? It can be difficult to deal with these kinds of issues, but an effective conversation can help more than you think—it can help change someone’s life.
At Lethbridge College we want to make sure that we can all recognize signs of distress and know what to say if a friend needs help. At-Risk for Students is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you’ll know what to say in real life. You’ll learn how to determine when a friend needs help, how to talk with a friend who you’re worried about, and where you and your friend can turn to for help. To complete the simulation:
• Go to lethbridge.kogonito.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
• Use your Lethbridge College email and password to login
• Follow the on-screen instructions
• Choose your simulation and click “LAUNCH”
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Health & Shepell Counselling Services at 403 320-3289 or email@example.com
Students today face increasing pressures that can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. As faculty and staff, we can take small steps that make a big difference.
The Mental Health Grant has purchased an online conversation simulation, At-Risk for Faculty & Staff & At-Risk for Students to help us learn/ refresh on how to notice signs of distress, use techniques to discuss our concerns, and, if necessary, refer students to appropriate resources.
These programs allow you to practice these challenging conversations at your own pace through role-play with virtual students or peers. In a national study of effectiveness, this simulation has been shown to increase the number of student referrals to counseling. It is also listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry and under review for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
Steps to access: Open an account at: lethbridge.kognito.com Use your: Lethbridge College email and password.
It is recommended to use the updated version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. Do not use Explorer as this browser is not compatible.
It takes 30-45min.s and can be completed in multiple sittings and your progress will be saved. Any questions or concerns related to this program please contact Harmoni Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org