Why is it important to use Kognito?
As a friend, family member or UF faculty you may be the first one to notice signs of distress of a student.
At UF, it is our shared responsibility to look out for one another and we are here to support you help distressed students.
The UF Counseling and Wellness Center offers a free online resource, Kognito, to help you notice when students show signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns, and learn how to motivate them to seek help.
In Case of an Emergency
If the student you are concerned about is at risk of harming themselves or others please call 911 immediately. Please remember that calling 911 is not a crime and Medical Amnesty policy protects UF students from getting in trouble when there is a medical emergency.
If there is no immediate safety concerns but you are worried about a friend, CWC staff would be happy to provide support you. For a confidential consultation, please call 352-392-1575.