September is Suicide Prevention Month! We have a variety of activities planned during the month of September, as well as for the fall semester and beyond.



Out of the Darkness Community Walk                                                                                                Saturday, September 7
Registration: 9am
Lindley Park

This annual event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises money for suicide prevention, education, research, and advocacy. The Bozeman walks have raised well over $40,000 and is a great way to show community support for those impacted by suicide.

Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For questions, please contact the event organizer
For more information on the event, visit the AFSP website


Suicide Prevention Training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Prevention Training

                Friday, September 6                 12-1pm                   SUB 236

                Tuesday, September 10             4-5pm                   SUB 236

                Monday, October 7                   12-1pm                   SUB 236

                Wednesday, October 16            9-10am                  SUB 236

                Thursday, October 24                 4-5pm                   SUB 236

                CPS staff is also available to provide training to your group, class, or department. Email us  to schedule a                            training for your group.

Kognito Online Suicide Prevention Training

               This free, online training program is a great way to learn how to spot a student or friend who may be at risk for                 suicide, and practice how to initiate a conversation with them. It is a web- based module that can be accessed                   from a computer or mobile device at:

                   Faculty/Staff:,  enrollment key:  msuboze.

                  Students:  ,  enrollment key:  msuboze16.


Mental Health First Aid

Become certified in Mental Health First Aid! This in-depth, 8-hour course will teach risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, along with a 5-step action plan to help someone with a mental health concern access necessary resources. Training is free to MSU Students and Faculty/Staff, though registration is required:


Mental Health First Aid for Students:     Saturday, Oct 5, 2019     8:30-5:30    Free Registration at Eventbrite 

Mental Health First Aid for Fac/Staff:     Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019      8:30-5:30     Free Registration at Eventbrite


Mental Health Screening

Early detection of mental health symptoms is important to ensure students get whatever treatment and support they may need. MSU subscribes to an online screening program through Screening for Mental Health where students can take a screening for depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

In person screening and evaluation is also available through University Health Partners at Counseling & Psychological Services or in Medical Services. Additional Substance Use assessment and screening is available through the Insight Alcohol & Drug Assistance Center


Mental Health Treatment, Counseling, & Support

Counseling & Psychological Services         406-994-4531

Medical Services                                            406-994-2311

Wellness Coaching                                        406-994-4380

Nutrition Services                                          406-994-4380

Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success  406-994-7627

Office of the Dean of Students                   406-994-2826

Fitness Center                                                406-994-5000

MSU Suicide Prevention Website


Active Minds

Active Minds is a national organization whose mission is to promote mental health & wellness on campuses, as well as de-stigmatize mental health issues and counseling. The MSU chapter is advised by staff at Cousneling & Psychological Services and hosts various wellness events and awareness campaigns throughout the year. If you're a student who would like to join or learn more, send us an email, we'd love to hear from you!


Coming on October 2nd:

Ripples of Hope: An Evening with Kevin Hines

Stay Tuned for More Information!