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Mental Health Trainings

The goal of providing Mental Health Trainings is to help educate campus communities on mental health issues, empower them to utilize helping skills and proactive wellness practices, eliminate the stigma towards mental health through a community of care, and introduce Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) to the larger UCR community. 

Quarterly Scheduled Workshops
  • Suicide Awareness — Know What to Say to Help
    Know What to Say

    Take the 90-minute “Campus Connect- Let’s Talk” training. 

    • Recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis.
    • Compassionately ask a student about their suicidal thoughts.
    • Help a student feel understood, validated and acknowledged.
    • Appropriately refer a student to mental health resources.

    Students, Faculty and Staff: For information on how to sign up for a group training, contact connie.marmolejo@ucr.edu

    Faculty and staff: Find a scheduled training in the UCR LMS.

  • Recognizing and Responding to Distressed/Disruptive Students
    Recognize a Cry for Help

    Take the 90-minute “Recognizing and Responding to Distressed/Disruptive Students” training.

    • Recognize distressed/disruptive behavior as a cry for help.
    • Find the UCR resources that can help both the student-in-need and you.
    • Navigate proper protocol.

    Faculty, staff or students: To sign up for individual or group training, contact penny.key@ucr.edu

  • Intro to CAPS
    Intro to CAPS

    Intro to CAPS is a training designed for students, student organizations and campus partners who want to learn more about CAPS services and how to initiate services. This training also covers campus and student resources available at UCR. 

    Faculty, staff or students: To request a workshop, call (951) 827-5531.

  • CAPS Connect
    CAPS Connect

    CAPS Connect is a training designed for student leaders and campus partners who want more in-depth skills for responding to students in distress. The goal of this training is to help participants develop basic skills to engage students, assess signs of distress, increase help-seeking behaviors and connect students to various campus resources, including CAPS.

    Faculty, staff or students: To request a workshop, call (951) 827-5531.

  • Be There for Student Veterans
    Be There for Student Veterans

    Take the 30-minute “Veterans At-Risk” online simulation.

    • Identify a distressed student veteran who could be at risk for suicide.
    • Respond effectively and compassionately.
    • Appropriately refer a student to mental health resources.

    Students: Take the online simulation . Enter the enrollment key UCRiverside16 to get started.

    Faculty and staff: Take the online simulation  or access it through UCR LMS.

  • Free Online Trainings 
    Be There for Students in Crisis

    Take the 30-minute “At-Risk” online simulation.

    • Increase your knowledge and awareness of mental health and suicide.
    • Learn how to talk with a student who may be in distress.
    • Connect a student with mental health resources.

    Students: Take the online simulation. Enter the enrollment key UCRiverside16 to get started.

    Faculty and staff: Take the online simulation  or access it through the UCR LMS.

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