Required Mental Health Assessment Training
Dear campus community,
The increase of stress related conditions, especially since COVID-19 has spread around our world, is well documented. A growing number of our Andrews campus community—both employees and students—also grapple with mental health challenges. In an effort to continue assessing risk factors, Andrews University recently purchased an online mental health first-aid training program that will help educate and strengthen our campus community as we work to identify and help those who may be at risk.
This program, QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer), is a nationally known mental health training tool aimed at providing campus communities with basic tools University staff need to reduce the risk of mental health distress.
I plan to complete this new training myself and we will require your completion of this training program, too, so that our Andrews University campus will be better informed and equipped to use empirically based interventions that will help us to identify and help our students access mental healthcare. I ask that you complete this training program in the spirit of our Community Covenant of Care we committed to for each other this fall semester.
Please take the time to complete this training by Dec. 31, 2020. Of course, the online training program will continue to be available for unlimited access throughout the academic year for refresher sessions.
Thank you for participating and for the care you offer to everyone in our Andrews University family.