Suicide Prevention Month
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
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
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: www.kognitocampus.com/login, enrollment key: msuboze.
Students: www.kognitocampus.com/login, 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
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!