You Can Make a Difference

As students, you are on the front line of recognizing distress in your peers. Distress can lead to anxiety, depression, poor academic performance, and even a weaker immune system. Being an observant friend and effective listener can have more of a positive influence than you might realize.

Here at Yuba College, we have adopted a suite of online training simulations called Kognito that will assist you to better identify, support, and refer stressed friends to support services on campus. Kognito is a “suite of six online, interactive, and research-proven training simulations are designed to educate students about best practices in supporting.

  1. students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation,
  2. LGBTQ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion, and
  3. student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life.

You can help a friend who is struggling and create a more supportive and inclusive campus for all.

To take any of the available courses, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to:
  • Create a New Account
  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Choose your course and click ”LAUNCH”

If you experience any technical difficulties, please email