Keiser University has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Kognito, a leading provider and innovator of mental health and suicide prevention programs for higher education, for its outstanding performance in executing its mental health awareness program for veterans on campus. The award acknowledges the university’s best practices and commitment to creating and sustaining a culture of support for military students suffering from mental distress in the 2014-2015 school year.

Keiser University uses Kognito’s simulation programs to train faculty and staff to recognize and approach students who may be suffering from mental distress and then refer them to the appropriate resources. This award recognizes Keiser University’s ability to engage an exceptional number of people within its community in the training.

“Keiser University has demonstrated the heart, commitment and drive to truly create a campus-wide culture that’s skilled and supportive for students who may be suffering from mental distress,” said Lori Janjigian, VP Client Services at Kognito. “They are dedicated to not only creating such an atmosphere, but sustaining it,” she said.