Kognito UMD



Creating Connected Communities

Recent studies have shown an increase in college stress.  In fact, at the University of Maryland, students rank stress as the number one barrier to academic success.  With increasing competition, an ever-expanding number of stressors, a societal loss of personal communication, and escalating workloads, it does not seem surprising. 

What do we do when people we are close to struggle?  What can we do when our students exhibit signs of distress? How can we help?

In these interactive, online modules, learn to identify and talk to students and peers exhibiting signs of psychological distress and motivate them to seek appropriate help. Possible signs of distress include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and thoughts of suicide.

Please take advantage of the availability of these training to help safeguard our friends, our peers, and our students. Together we can support students’ mental and behavioral health.



For more information, contact:

Sarah Wilson, MSW, MPH, CHES

Health and Wellness Coordinator at the University Health Center

(301) 314-1493 or wilson72@umd.edu

Dr. David Petersen, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center

(301) 314-9792 or petersen@umd.edu

Rashanta Bledman, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center

(301) 314-7657 or  rbledman@umd.edu

Kognito access at UMD-CP is brought to you in partnership by the Counseling Center and the University Health Center. This is made possible through the Maryland Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Network, who is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health Administration, with a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).