Kognito recognizes UNH for outstanding leadership in fight against suicide

Monday, August 8, 2016
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The university’s commitment to building a safe, supportive culture on campus is getting noticed.

Kognito, a company that develops conversation simulations featuring virtual humans to “enable conversations that make a difference,” has awarded UNH its Certificate of Excellence for “outstanding leadership in executing its mental health and suicide prevention awareness program.”

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Kognito’s At-Risk On Campus programs are used by more than 450 colleges and universities nationally. At UNH, Counseling Center assistant director of outreach and assessment Sean Moundas, with the support of the the Campus Suicide Prevention Committee, has implemented Kognito as a tool in suicide prevention efforts and for raising awareness of issues veteran and LGBTQ students may be dealing with on campus.

"We are elated to recognize UNH for their use of our proven platform and their efforts toward breaking the stigma around mental distress,” says Brian Nido of Kognito.

The award recognizes “the university’s best practices and commitment to creating and sustaining a culture of support for students suffering from mental distress in the 2015-2016 school year.”

Loren Marple ’13 | Communications and Public Affairs | Loren.Marple@unh.edu | 603-862-0600