Student safety is a top priority across the WSU system, and training opportunities help our communities become more proficient in recognizing and responding to students in crisis. Review upcoming days and times for our two mainstay crisis trainings below--Campus Connect and Mental Health First Aid.
Campus Connect is an evidence-based 2-hour suicide prevention training program. Pre-registration is required and course seating is limited.
You can also access the free, full-length training online through the Global Campus website; all you need is your WSU ID number. 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.
This training is offered free of charge for all WSU students, faculty, and staff on any campus or location.
What will you 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.
- Wednesday, September 13th 1PM – 3PM (ZOOM | Register by: Monday, September 11th
- Thursday, September 28th 10AM – 12PM (ZOOM)| Register by: Tuesday, September 26th
- Tuesday, October 10th 2PM – 4PM (In-Person) | Register by: Friday, October 6th
- Monday, October 23rd 11AM – 1PM (ZOOM) | Register by: Thursday, October 19th
- Tuesday, November 7th 9AM – 11AM (In-Person), | Register by: Friday, November 3rd
- Wednesday, November 29th 1PM – 3PM (ZOOM) | Register by: Monday, November 27th
- Wednesday, December 6th 12PM – 2PM (In-Person) | Register by: Monday, December 4th
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid consists of a 2-hour pre-work session followed by a 6-hour training that teaches skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. This training is available to all WSU students, faculty, and staff on any campus or location. Pre-registration is required and course seating is limited.
If you have a group of at least 15 interested in taking the course or have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WSU Pullman, Global, Tri-Cities and Vancouver students – FREE (supported by student activity fees)
- WSU students from any other campus location (Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima) – $50
- WSU faculty/staff from any campus location- $50
If your department is paying for the training, you can submit an IRI through the registration form, or email email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to pay for class prior to the course date.
What will you learn?
You will learn about symptoms, crisis response, and active listening skills to support many disorders like:
- Depression and anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
Mental Health First Aid sessions will be split into two days. Attendees must attend both days:
- Tuesday, September 19th 9AM – 12:30PM AND Thursday, September 21st 9AM – 12:30PM Deadline for registration: Tuesday, September 5th
- Training full day session: Saturday, October 21st 9AM – 4PM, Deadline for registration: Saturday, October 7th
- Training split days session: Monday, November 6th 9AM – 12:30PM AND Wednesday, November 8th 9AM – 12:30PM, Deadline for registration: Monday, October 23rd
- Training Full day session: Saturday, December 2nd 9AM – 4PM, Deadline for registration: Saturday, November 18th
Health Education offers a variety of workshops to support student health, happiness, safety, and success. Our health education staff and student peer educators can facilitate workshops for all types of campus groups like residence halls, Greek organizations, student groups, or classes.
Note: We are offering workshops online via Zoom. The expectation for all Health Education trainings and workshops is that participants will not engage in substance use during a presentation.
Count on Cougs
Are you looking to complete the mandatory Count on Cougs program? Visit Mandatory Programs.
Count on Cougs is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault).
Enroll in the Count on Cougs Text Program
Text @COUNT to 844-486-0046
You will receive weekly text messages with reminders about campus resources, opportunities to practice bystander intervention, and information to further your knowledge about gender-based violence.
Check back for dates and locations.
Request a Workshop
Workshops must be requested at least two weeks in advance with a minimum of 10 participants. Workshops are generally 60 minutes in length with interactive activities and discussion. Facilitators are available starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending no later than 8:00 p.m.
Complete a workshop request to bring a specific mental or emotional health topic of interest to your group, class, or event.Submit a Workshop Request
- Sleep More, Sleep Better
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Behind Happy Faces (Peer Health Educators)
- Campus Connect
- Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
- Mental Health First Aid
- Sexuality (Peer Health Educators)
- STI Workshop (Peer Health Educators)
- Party Expectations
- Real Risks
- Sleep, Alcohol Use, and Academic Impacts
- Count on Cougs
- Healthy Relationships (Peer Health Educators)
- Supporting Survivors
- Understanding Sexual Assault
Learn about the signs of healthy versus unhealthy relationships and what you can do to get the most our of your college relationships.
Download conversation cards to get started.
In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn how to support a survivor of sexual violence. The facilitator will walk you through the 5 steps of how to respond to someone who discloses and share helpful phrases you can use to believe and validate their experience. You will leave more knowledgeable about local and university resources and feel confident having practiced these difficult conversations.
Understanding Sexual Assault
Learn about the root causes of sexual violence and how our society’s culture plays a part.