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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  • Workshop Descriptions

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.


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 has made a suicide attempt. Consuelo Click, LPC, a nationally-certified trainer will facilitate this workshop.