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Mental Health Matters Series

Mental Health Matters Student Counseling Services is excited to partner with the Center for Teaching and Learning to offer faculty and staff training designed to equip participants to better understand and support students around mental health concerns. By supporting student mental health and well-being, faculty and staff can facilitate higher student retention and persistence to graduation as well as impact students’ overall ability to successfully pursue their academic, personal and career goals.

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  • Mental Health Matters: Foundations

    This introductory workshop will provide participants with basic information to help better understand and support mental health for our students and our campus. Workshop topics include information about the prevalence of mental health concerns and its impact on college students nationally as well as at UAB, recognizing students in distress, strategies for supporting students with mental health concerns, campus and community resources available for student support, setting boundaries and self-care, and strategies for promoting well-being in students. Participants will receive a 4X4” decal to display indicating to students you support mental health at UAB.


    Mental Health Matters: How to Talk Mental Health-Checking in when You’re Concerned

    Join us for an interactive discussion about how to talk with students who are experiencing stress and anxiety related to academics, research and/or extracurricular activities. Together, we will explore the Kognito At-Risk simulation platform, which provides faculty with tools regarding when and how to have conversations with students of concern – importantly, what to say and how to connect them with appropriate campus resources. This program is 90 minutes and is facilitated by Dr. Lisa Schwiebert, Jennifer Griffin, and Dr. Angela Stowe.


    QPR Suicide Gatekeeper Certification

    QPR Suicide Gatekeeper Certification equips participants with a practical intervention model that can be used to provide life-saving crisis support to students who may be considering suicide. In the state of Alabama, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15 – 24 (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2017). According to the JED Foundation (2016), suicide is also the second leading cause of death among college students. The Center for Disease Control (2015) reports 8 percent of full-time college students have had suicidal thoughts or have seriously considered suicide. 2.4 percent have made a plan and .9 percent have made a suicide attempt. Consuelo Click, LPC, a nationally-certified trainer will facilitate this workshop.


    Mental Health Matters: First Aid

    Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. Participants will receive a free Mental Health First Aid training manual (valued at $20) and will receive a certification through the National Council on Behavioral Health. View this one-page flyer for more information.

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