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UAB Cares Suicide Prevention & Intervention Initiative

College can be stressful at times, but have you ever been truly concerned for a friend? Would you feel comfortable expressing your concerns and motivating your friend to get help? It can be difficult to deal with these kinds of issues, but an effective conversation can help more than you think—it can help change someone’s life.


Kognito for Students

Are you worried about a friend or classmate? College can be stressful at times. Build the confidence to talk with a friend who may need help.

At UAB we want to make sure that we can all recognize signs of distress and know what to say if a friend needs help. At-Risk for Students is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you’ll know what to say in real life. You’ll learn how to determine when a friend needs help, how to talk with a friend who you’re worried about, and where you and your friend can turn to for help.


Kognito for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff work with students regularly who are experiencing stress and anxiety related to academics, research, and extra-curricular activities. Kognito At-Risk for Faculty and Staff provides faculty tools to learn when to have conversations with students of concern, what to say, and how to assist with connecting them to the appropriate campus resources.


Getting Started

screenshot from kognito gameplay

Follow the instructions below to access Kognito.

Kognito Access Instructions

  1. Go to uab.kognito.com.
  2. All new users to the platform must create an account. Use your @uab.edu email. If you have already created an account, please just select ‘Sign in’
  3. Users creating an account will then have to agree to the Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy to complete registration
  4. Once users see the confirmation message of their account being created on the screen, select ‘Sign In’ and sign in with your new account.
  5. Select your role. (Please note: If you are staff, please select Faculty, you will be able to identify as a Staff member in the next screen)
  6. Once you select your role, you must answer the demographic question on the next screen.
  7. When those are complete, you will see a course listed – select ‘Launch’ to complete the simulation