Counseling Services


Kognito At-Risk for Faculty & Staff

Want to learn how to help students in distress?

Complete Kognito At-Risk for Faculty & Staff and learn when and how to refer them to Counseling Services or other resources!

Please read the mental health training self-care note below, especially for those who have experienced a recent loss.

What is Kognito?

Kognito is Kognito At-Risk for Faculty & Staff is an evidence-based online conversation simulation training that provides practice and guidance in responding to students in distress and referring them to Counseling Services.

To do the online simulation exercise:

  1. Go to
  2. Create a new account
  3. Use enrollment key: uhilof
  4. Launch At-Risk for Faculty & Staff

If you have already completed Kognito in the past, you can re-do Kognito as many times as you like, and do not need to create a new account.

Self-care related to mental health trainings

This training covers sensitive topics including depression, anxiety and suicide. Those who are grieving a recent loss (within 2 years), especially to suicide, or those who are currently struggling, may find a suicide prevention training very difficult.

Please take the time to truly evaluate your readiness to participate in any suicide prevention trainings. Some may find it more comfortable to complete the training in a supported group setting. Others do the training individually, but then find that they have questions or would like to debrief. The UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Program and Counseling Services are available for either.

Please email or call (808) 932-7465 with questions, to schedule a training, or to schedule a debrief session.

What do I need to use Kognito?

You need:

  • A Computer
  • Internet access
  • To turn off ad-blocker on your browser
  • About 30-45 minutes OR you can always stop, and return as you please
  • A printer (if you would like to print the certificate at the end)

Crisis Resources

How to Help a Student in Distress Handout (PDF)
Campus Security (808) 974-7911
Care Team
Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: text "Aloha" or "Hello" to 741-741
Crisis Line of Hawaii: 1-800-753-6879
New Mental Health Screenings and Articles
Ulifeline Self-Evaluator and Resources
Alcohol eCheckUpToGo Confidential prevention/intervention online program