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!

September 11 4-5pm

SUB 236

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

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. 

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

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.

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 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 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.