Suicide Prevention Training


Campus Connect is a 2-hour suicide prevention training for students, staff, and faculty. Designed specifically for a university community, Campus Connect is focused on enhancing knowledge, awareness, and skills concerning college student suicide. The skills learned in Campus Connect training will enable students and staff to respond to students experiencing a wide range of emotional crises. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a SafeJack?
SafeJacks are trained on how to respond to a student in crisis. They recognize the warning signs of suicide and can listen, reflect and connect a student to help. A person becomes a SafeJack after they complete the 2-hour Campus Connect training. 

How much does this program cost?
A SafeJacks Campus Connect Training is FREE for NAU students, staff, and faculty. 

Is the training interactive?
Yes! This training includes four experiential exercises and a guided group role play. 

Is Campus Connect training considered to be a Best Practice?
Campus Connect has been included on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC/AFSP) Best Practices Registry. It has been implemented and evaluated at Syracuse University for the past four years. In addition, 75 other campuses are currently implementing and evaluating Campus Connect. 

Who can participate in this training? 
Campus Connect training is for everyone! Students, faculty, and staff can all benefit from suicide prevention training. 

My student group or department would like to be trained. How do I request a training?
Training dates are available for the upcoming school year. Contact the Counseling Director, Carol O' Saben at to request a training. 

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    SafeJacks Placard

    Look for this sign around campus. The person displaying this has completed the Campus Connect training and can listen, reflect and connect students to the help they need.