RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health
Mental health problems affect each of us. You can take action to RESPOND effectively.
About 1 in 5 of us will experience a diagnosable mental illness this year. All of us experience emotional pain or distress at times in our lives. Most of us want to help yet often feel uncertain about what to do or say. RESPOND will empower you to offer effective support and useful referrals to a student or colleague. The course provides a basic overview of symptoms often associated with mental health problems and offers an action plan to help you RESPOND effectively. The course will address campus policies such as FERPA, as well as mental health resources.
Simply being present can change a life.
Training is a full day, from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Upcoming Training Dates
All RESPOND Trainings will be held in the Pond Student Union, Salmon River Suites
- Friday, September 13th, 8:30am-4:30pm
- Friday, October 18th, 8:30am-4:30pm
- Thursday & Friday, November 14th-15th, 8:00am-12:00pm (must attend both days)
Please contact Susan MaComb at (208) 282-2130 or email email@example.com with inquiries.
Registration is limited to 25 people per training.
Who should attend?
Any Idaho State University faculty, staff, or administrators who wish to learn more about how to RESPOND to students or colleagues who are in distress. Graduate and undergraduate students who work in student-assistance roles are also welcome to attend these trainings.
What is the cost?
In our commitment to improving campus mental health, the RESPOND training is offered free of charge to participants at this time.
Other "Mental Health Support and Refer" trainings
CATS also offers QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) which is a shorter training focused specifically on suicide prevention as well as trainings to suit your specific needs. Please contact us at 208-282-2130 for more information.
Graveley Hall, South Tower, Room 351
Bennion Student Union Building, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Fall/Spring: M-F 8-5
Summer: M-F 7:30-4
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