Mental Health & Wellness Resources

 

Kognito's At Risk Training

Feedback from undergrads, grad students, postdocs and faculty at UAB indicates that stress, anxiety and mental health concerns are increasing across campus. To address these concerns, in part, UAB has subscribed to Kognito's At Risk training, an online interactive simulation platform that includes interactive role-play conversations to support student mental health and wellness. This training is designed for faculty, staff and students with learning objectives that include:

  • increase knowledge and awareness of mental health and suicide
  • identify the warning signs of psychological distress
  • build skills to lead conversations with students in distress

Each training module requires between 30 – 45 min to complete; modules are available on-demand 24/7 with unlimited free access for the UAB community.

Access Instructions

    1. Using a compatible browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, navigate to the Kognito site.
    2. Create a new account by selecting “Click Here” above the email and password fields.
    3. Follow the prompts and enter the appropriate enrollment key;
      1. Faculty/Staff: uabfas
      2. Students: uabus
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to access the simulations page. 
    5. Select the desired simulation tile and click "Launch" to begin the simulation.

 

Graduate Faculty Council on Student Mental Wellness

 

Mental Health Matters

 

 

GBS is partnering with UAB Graduate School and UAB Counseling Services to offer the Graduate Faculty Council on Student Mental Wellness.  The council values the total well-being of the student, including academic, mental health, social and physical health.

 

 

 

 

For more information and to register for upcoming events, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning website

 

The Graduate Faculty Council on Student Mental Wellness works to: 

  • Ensure that faculty are knowledgeable and competent in supporting student well-being 
  • Create policy and programs that support students in accessing supports on and off campus
  • Provide resources and support to students around mental health concerns
  • Stay apprised of current issues, trends and concerns of UAB graduate students related to well-being

 

The following members are trained and active participants in graduate student wellness: 

      • *Chad M. Petit, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics 
      • *Lori L. McMahon, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Dean, Graduate School 
      • *David A. Schneider, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Associate Dean, Graduate Biomedical Sciences 
      • *Jessica E. Watts, NCC (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Program Manager, Graduate Biomedical Sciences
      • *Angela M. Stowe, Ph.D., LPC, NCC (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Director, Student Counseling Services
      • Jami Armbrester, MS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Director, Doctoral Career Services
      • Yabing Chen, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pathology
      • Cristin Gavin, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
      • Todd J. Green, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Assistant Professor, Microbiology
      • Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
      • Natalia Y. Kedishvili, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics 
      • Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Professor, Neurobiology
      • Nicole Riddle, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Assistant Professor, Biology
      • Robert van Waardenburg, Ph.D. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology 

 *Council Members 

 

Faculty, staff, and students may reach out to the Graduate Faculty Council on Student Mental Wellness or request counseling services from UAB Counseling Services for students or faculty & staff