Cheryl Dobson, Registrar, and Jeane Elliot, Psychology,were the winners of the two $75 MSSU bookstore giftcards provided by the ACTS Office for completion of the online suicide prevention training Ask, Listen, Refer.

The ACTS Office would like to thank all the faculty and staff who completed the online training this month!

Although the window for the gift card incentive is over, the value of the training provided in Ask, Listen, Refer far exceeds $75.  Ask, Listen, Refer is always open, and we encourage you to click the link and spend 15-20 minutes being taught 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

This is an excellent, convenient program that has been developed in Missouri specifically for Missouri universities and is a great resource for our campus.

For further information, you can see a recent brief written by Partners in Prevention on the topic of suicide.  Additionally, Sarah Neldeberg, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Prevention Coordinator in the ACTS Office is in charge of MSSU’s Ask Listen Refer.  Sarah would be happy to come speak at any staff meeting and can be contacted at neldeberg-s@mssu.edu or by calling ACTS at (417) 625-9324.