The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) is offering free, online, self-paced suicide prevention trainings for the higher-ed community and webinars describing how to offer the trainings in your learning institution.
Two Kognito gatekeeper trainings -- LGBTQ on Campus and Veterans on Campus -- are for all students attending Ohio colleges and universities. These trainings educate students on how to recognize the warning signs of distress in their peers and how to help their peers find support.
LGBTQ on Campus educates users on the unique challenges faced by their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning friends.
Veterans on Campus educates users on the unique challenges faced by military members post-deployment and while in school.
Both trainings use avatars to enable users to practice having tough conversations when they see a friend at risk. Through these conversations, users are given confidence in recognizing, discussing, and referring peers to appropriates services who are in distress or at-risk for suicide. For more information on the trainings visit: ohio.kognito.com.
To access the trainings visit: ohiospf.org. Registration for the courses is free with enrollment key: ohiospf