Kognito

Kognito is a free online training simulation course to learn effective techniques to help and refer distressed students.

Why is it important to use Kognito?

As a friend, family member, or TU faculty you may be the first one to notice signs of distress of a student. At TU, it is our shared responsibility to look out for one another and we are here to support you help distressed students. The TU Counseling Center offers a free online resource, Kognito, to help you notice when students show signs of distress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns and learn how to motivate them to seek help.

Kognito’s at-risk video for faculty, staff and students

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Learn about Kognito’s suite of products to educate faculty, staff and students about mental health including how to recognize, approach and discuss a referral with students exhibiting signs of psychological distress.

What are the benefits of doing this training?  

Research shows that people who complete the training experience an increase in confidence, an ability to recognize signs of emotional distress in others, approach the subject, motivate others to seek help and discuss a referral to appropriate services.

Kognito is for everyone

For Students

Helping Peers

30 min training – Users learn about the signs of psychological distress, learn effective techniques in approaching a peer who has shown signs of distress and through a simulation learn how to check-in with a friend, educate them about available support services and encourage them to get a consultation.

Student Login Info: 

  • visit Kognito  
  • click on “Create a New Account”
  • DO NOT USE THE SAME PASSWORD AS YOUR myTU ACCOUNT
  • fill out the form and use the enrollment key: towsonstudent
  • select your category
  • follow the on-screen instructions

For Faculty and Staff

Supporting Students

45 min training – Users learn the signs of psychological distress, practice talking with three unique virtual students and learn techniques for referring them to counseling services.

Faculty/Staff Login Info:

  • visit Kognito
  • click on “Create a New Account”
  • DO NOT USE THE SAME PASSWORD AS YOUR myTU ACCOUNT
  • fill out the form and use the enrollment key: towsonemp
  • select your category
  • follow the on-screen instructions

Kognito’s at-risk video for college and university

Student using Kognito

Learn more about Kognito’s suite of products to educate faculty, staff, and students about mental health and suicide prevention which supports improved academic performance, student retention, and campus safety.

Kognito outreach presentations

Our Kognito ambassadors offer presentations for your class, department, or organization to learn about Kognito as well as reinforce skills learned.

*Sponsored by the Office of the Provost