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Depression & Suicide


Every person has mental health as an aspect of their overall health, and it is equally as legitimate and important as physical health. The transition into college life can be a difficult one, and it is normal to feel lost, lonely, confused, anxious, inadequate, and stress at times during this stage in life. However, when those feelings persist, it may be a sign to seek help.

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Suicide Myths and Facts

Myth: people who talk about suicide won’t really do it.
Fact: Almost every person who attempts suicide has given some clue or warning. Never ignore suicidal statements-Step Up and extend resources.

Myth: If a person is going to attempt suicide, nothing will stop them.
Fact: Most people who attempt suicide remain uncertain of the decision until the final moment. Most suicidal people don’t wish for death; they just want the pain to stop.

Myth: talking about suicide may give someone the idea.
Fact: Bringing up the subject and talking about it is one of the most helpful things you can do for someone who is thinking about suicide. It helps that person feel less alone.

Mental Health Resources


Local Resources

MU Counseling Center
  1. counseling.missouri.edu
  2. 119 Parker Hall
  3. Office: (573) 882-6601
  4. Immediate assistance after hours/weekends/holidays: (573) 882-6601
MU Student Health Center
  1. studenthealth.missouri.edu
  2. 1020 Hitt Street
  3. Office: (573)-882-7481
  4. Behavioral Health line: (573)-882-1483

24 hour resources

MU Counseling Center
  1. Immediate assistance after hours/weekends/holidays: (573) 882-6601
The Missouri Crisis Line is staffed by local vounteers trained to respond to difficulties related to suicide, self-injury, sexual assault, relationship violence, and emotional distress.
  1. 1 (888) 761-4357
  2. Rather text? “HAND” to 839863
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will connect you to skilled, trained counselors at a crisis center in your area. They can provide emergency response when appropriate.
  1. 1 (800) 273-8255
  2. Live chat at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Trevor Lifeline provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention to young people who identify as a part of the LGBTQ community (ages 13-24).
  1. TrevorChat is available 7 days a week from 2pm-8pm at www.thetrevorproject.org
  2. TrevorText is available Fridays from 3pm-7pm by texting the word Trevor to 1 (202) 304-1200
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families with qualified, caring, Department of Veterans Affairs responders through confidential toll-free hotline.
  1. 1 (800) 273-8255 and press 1
  2. Online chat at www.veteranscrisisline.net or text 838255
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