ACT to Prevent Suicide

This one-hour training discusses how to recognize signs of mental health distress in yourself and others, and how to ACT: Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. Basic skills and on-campus/crisis resources are discussed.

Summer & Fall Dates coming soon!

MindWise Online Training

This 30-minute training  teaches students how to recognize signs of distress/suicide and how to provide support and referrals. 

  1. Visit the MindWise website and click “Create Account”
  2. Provide name, email, and chosen password and click “Create”
  3. Enter the redemption code MSU and click “Next”
  4. View your dashboard and choose MindWise on Campus.

   Faculty/Staff version of MindWise is coming in July! 

Mental Health First Aid

Become certified in Mental Health First Aid! This in-depth, 6-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. 

Faculty/Staff MHFA Sessions:

Summer Dates coming soon!     

Student MHFA Session:           

Fall Dates coming soon

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

This one-hour training uses the Question, Persuade, Refer model to teach facts about suicide, how to recognize or respond to someone who may have suicidal thoughts, and how to refer them for help. 

Fall dates coming soon!      

Suicide Prevention with Active Minds

Active Minds is a student group 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 Counseling & 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!

Project Connect

Project Connect is designed to help students foster connections by meeting in small groups of 4-6 students over six, 1-hour meeings. Learn more here! 

Tips for Faculty & Staff

All of us at MSU are encouraged to support students' mental health, wellness, and overall well-being. The Faculty Committee for Student Mental Health has created a Faculty Guide for Student Mental Health. Student Success has also created Faculty & Staff Tools for Student Success to aid and empower our community in this endeavor. Additionally, the MSU Assist page can help faculty and staff direct students who may be in higher levels of distress.   

There is HOPE & SUPPORT at MSU

A common contributor to suicidal thoughts and actions is untreated or undiagnosed depression. Many people don’t know that what they are experiencing is depression, or that effective treatment is available. Others who experience anxiety, substance use, other mental health disorders, and stressors due to life events also benefit from treatment and support. 

Online Screening

MSU students have free access to an online, anonymous Mental Health Screening that helps you explore any symptoms you may have.

Self-Help Options

WellTrack provides informational and self-help modules on depression and anxiety, relaxation training, mood-tracking, and help with healthy sleep. Students get free access with their MSU NetID. Find WellTrack in your app store or at the WellTrack website.

Counseling, Medical, Substance Use, Well-Being

Counseling & Psychological Services provides free, confidential counseling.

Medical Services provides medical consultations and support for students who wish to manage medications locally or those who wish to consult about whether a medication could be helpful. 

The Office of Health Advancement offers Wellness Coaching to those students who don’t have a mental health or counseling issue, but wish to gain support with wellness goals.

The INSIGHT Office and Center for Recovering Students offers support, assessment and treatment for students with substance use issues or those seeking substance-free activities and alternatives.

Comprehensive services including medical, counseling, nutrition, pharmacy, and dental are available to MSU students through University Health Partners.


Additional Student Support

There are many additional offices with dedicated staff members who provide support for student wellness and success!

Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success            406-994-7627                    

Dean of Students Office                                         406-994-2826

Dental Services                                                        406-994-2314

Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons        406-994-5801                                   

Fitness Center                                                          406-994-5000                    

Institutional Equity                                                  406-994-2042                    

Nutrition Services                                                    406-994-4380

Office of Student Engagement                              406-994-2933                      

Pharmacy                                                                  406-994-2311    

TRiO Student Support Services                             406-994-7474

VOICE Center                                                           406-994-7069 


Events & National Campaigns

Out of the Darkness Community Walk                                                                                          September 8, 2024

The 2023 walk raised over $30,000 with MSU teams raising over $5,000!

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.

For questions, please contact the event organizer

For more information on the event, visit the AFSP website

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a great campaign called #KeepGoing, and offers many inspiring and educational Stories to Keep Going.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has great prevention information, including Empowering Everyone, which provides information on how almost anyone can support suicide awareness and prevention in virtually any setting.