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Mental health promotion and suicide prevention require continuous, comprehensive training and development for all members of the community. The knowledge and training that  students acquire during their time at UD allow them to develop skills to thrive, graduate and live productive lives.

Kognito Online Module

An interactive role-play simulation that builds awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health and suicide prevention and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with students/peers in distress and connect them with support. Users are introduced to conversation skills and learn effective techniques to approach an individual showing signs of distress using non-judgmental language and avoid giving unsolicited advice. Successful completion of this module takes users at least 30 minutes and is incentivized through AVIATE for PATH credit.
  • Log in to 1850 on your computer or visit
  • Open Kognito
  • Log in or create a new account with your University of Dayton domain (ex. flyerr1)
  • Use Enrollment Key: udaytonstudent
  • Launch At-Risk for Student

Mental Health First Aid

This 8-hour training is a national public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and substance use, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Lunch will be provided to participants.
Fall 2019 training dates have been selected.  Click here to register for an upcoming Mental Health First Aid training. You must be affiliated with UD to participate. 

Student Session: Saturday, Sept. 14th 9:00 am - 4:30 PM Location KU 331

Faculty/Staff Session: Friday, October 11th 8:45 am -4:30 pm Adele Center 106

CAMPUS MINISTRY STUDENT SESSION (spaces are limited) Sun. Oct. 20th 9 am - 4 pm KU 207

Fac/Staf Session: Fridays, Nov. 8th & 15th 8:45 am -12 pm Adele Center 106

Student Session: Sun. Nov. 10th 9 am - 4 pm KU 207

Life Hacks Workshop Series

College can be a difficult time.  To learn tips to make your life easier or refresh skills you've previously learned, Health and Wellness has developed the Life Hacks Workshop Series.
These workshops share strategies or techniques focused on overall well-being, creating balance, and  thriving at the University of Dayton and beyond.
These workshops are PATH eligible and detailed descriptions of these programs can be found on 1850.

Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention