Suicide Prevention Programming Fall 2023
QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer
This one-hour training teaches facts about suicide, how to recognize or respond to someone who may have suicidal thoughts, and how to refer them for help. No registration or RSVP is needed, just come on in!
|October 20||12-1pm||SUB 236|
|November 6||4-5pm||SUB 168|
Kognito Online Training
This 45-minute, online training for suicide prevention and mental health awareness could help save a life. With modules for both students and for faculty/staff, everyone in our community can be easily trained to help someone in need.
Simply go to the Kognito website to create your account and login with the appropriate enrollment key:
Enrollment Key for Students: bozemanstudent
Enrollment Key for Faculty/Staff: bozemanemployee
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:
|Friday, October 6, 2023||9am-4pm||Free Registration|
Student MHFA Session:
|Saturday, September 23, 2023||9am-4pm||Free Registration|
|Saturday, October 21, 2023||9am-4pm||Free Registration|
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 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 Division of Student Success has 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.
MSU students have free access to an online, anonymous Mental Health Screening that helps you explore any symptoms you may have.
YOU@MSU is a student success platform designed to help you succeed in academics, wellness, and making connections. Just a few minutes a week will keep you on track with your personal goals and link you with campus resources. Go to the YOU website to get free access with your MSU NetID, create your account, and customize your MSU experience!
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.
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
TRiO Student Support Services 406-994-7474
VOICE Center 406-994-7069
Events & National Campaigns
Out of the Darkness Community Walk September 9, 2023
The 2022 walk raised over $30,000 with MSU teams raising over $7,000!
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 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.