National Depression Screening Day (NDSD)

Cards SPEAK, UofL Counseling Center, and Campus Health are participating in National Depression Screening Day (NDSD).

This educational and screening event conducted by colleges across the nation provides college communities an opportunity to increase awareness of mental health/wellbeing and campus resources. The anonymous screening only takes a few minutes, and licensed mental health providers will be available to review your results.

October 5, 2017

Places to receive a screening:

  • National Depression Screening Day Event – Located in the SAC at the first floor information tables
    11:00am – 1:00pm

    No appointment needed. Stop by for 5 minutes to complete a brief, anonymous questionnaire about your mood and mental health. You can speak to a licensed mental health provider about your scores and learn about resources on and off campus.

  • Campus Health - Cardinal Station (Belknap Campus) 502-852-6479
    Normal business hours

    Go online to make an appointment in the Patient Portal.

  • Can’t make it to the event?
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RSO Kognito Challenge
September is National Suicide Prevention Month and Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 1-7, 2017. UofL wants to eliminate suicide and needs your help. Every RSO can compete in the Challenge. We are challenging each RSO to have 100% of your members successfully complete the Kognito online training on suicide prevention by October 31, 2017. Any RSO participating will be acknowledged on the Cards SPEAK webpage.

Arabella Werner
Meet our August Kognito Challenge winner Arabella Werner. She won the prize drawing of weekend passes to PeteFest. Music Festival. Congratulations Arabella!

What is Kognito?
Kognito is the online training option available for students, faculty and staff at the university. Kognito uses an interactive and visual format where the user can start a conversation with a virtual student. Kognito training equips students with the tools necessary to promote mental health and prevent suicide by practicing scenarios online.

Arabella Werner Meet our August Kognito Challenge winner Arabella Werner. (her photo is attached) She won the prize drawing of weekend passes to PeteFest. Music Festival. Congratulations Arabella!

Directions for accessing Kognito:
You will access the course online by creating an account at https://www.kognitocampus.com/login and using the following enrollment key: “louisville15.” This will allow you to access what is called the At-Risk for Students and Student Leaders interactive training. The training allows the user to learn how to help a friend or fellow student who is struggling and they are worried about, through practice conversations with avatars. Topics include: 1) techniques to talk to a friend you are concerned about, 2) how to recognize signs of distress, and 3) what support services are available on our campus.

NOTE: Kognito will not function properly on Microsoft Internet Explorer. In order to view Kognito please use one of the following web browsers: Firefox or Chrome.

To register for the prize drawing:
Upon completion of the Kognito training please send tracie.meyer@louisville.edu your name and a phone contact to be entered into the drawing.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Participants must attend both days. Seating is limited to 45 participants.

For more information.

October 9 and 10, 2017
8:30AM - 4:30PM

RSVP by September 8, 2017
Tracie Meyer

If you wish to share contact information with other participants please include your preferred name, email and phone number. Please indicate your name for your certificate of completion.

This training is a $400 value but is being provided FREE by funds from Kentucky Initiative for Zero Suicides. NOTE: The trainer will be recorded for training purposes; your completed registration will constitute consent to be recorded.

Cards Speak

Student Activities Center W301

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:30am to 5:00 pm

No holiday hours


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