REDgen - Friend2Friend



Kognito has partnered with experts in adolescent mental health to develop Friend2Friend, a 25-minute interactive, online learning activity for high school students. Friend2Friend introduces the concept of mental health, warning signs of psychological distress, and strategies for improving mental wellness. It also provides learners with a virtual role play so they can practice talking with a friend in distress and connecting them with a trusted adult. 

Practice Scenarios

Kognito’s proprietary role-play engine allows students to practice talking with a friend using open-ended questions, reflective listening and other motivational interviewing techniques to achieve several goals:

  • Broach the topic of distress.
  • Motivate the friend to seek help.
  • Avoid common pitfalls, such as giving unwarranted advice.

For more information about this course, please click here.