Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation. Missouri ranks 20th in the number of suicides annually in state comparisons.
Learn how to make a positive difference and help prevent suicide on campus and across our state and nation.
Here’s how: The MSU Ask Listen Refer Training
MSU faculty, staff, and students can help prevent suicide by learning to:
- Identify people at risk for suicide
- Recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide
- Respond to and get help for people at risk
The Ask Listen Refer online training program is a free program that takes about 20 minutes to complete. It is intended to be educational rather than therapeutic, and must be completed in one sitting. Logging in and out of the program may cancel your progress and prevent you from obtaining your certificate of completion.
MSU Campus Mental Health Crisis Assistance
MSU Counseling Center
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Crisis intervention is provided to help students cope with mental health emergencies. During office hours call or come by the Counseling Center, Carrington Hall, Room 311. For after-hours mental health emergencies, call 417-836-5116 then press zero to speak to a crisis counselor. You may also contact MSU Public Safety at 417-836-5509. Please do not attempt to contact us about a crisis by e-mail. The use of e-mail is not a secure form of communication, thus confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.
To schedule a non-emergent counseling appointment, call 417-836-5116 during 8am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Additional MSU Campus Mental Health Resources
Taylor Health and Wellness Center
Office hours during fall and spring semesters: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Office hours during summer session and intersessions: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Resources for Veterans
Springfield Area Mental Health Emergency Assistance Resources
Springfield Police Department
911 or 417-864-1810
Sheriff Greene County
Emergency room contact information
Mercy Emergency Trauma Center
1235 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804
Cox South Emergency and Trauma Center
3801 S. National
Springfield, MO 65807
Cox North Emergency Department
1423 N. Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65802
Nationwide 24/7 crisis support
Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 for a quick reply by a trained Crisis Counselor about any type of crisis.
Substance Use Support Line
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 – Press 1
or Text 838255