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RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health

Mental health problems affect each of us. You can take action to RESPOND effectively.

About 1 in 5 of us will experience a diagnosable mental illness this year. All of us experience emotional pain or distress at times in our lives. Most of us want to help yet often feel uncertain about what to do or say. RESPOND will empower you to offer effective support to a student or colleague. The course provides a basic overview of symptoms often associated with mental health problems and offers an action plan to help you RESPOND effectively. The course will address campus policies such as FERPA as well as mental health resources.

Simply being present can change a life.

RESPOND is an 8 hour training offered at no cost to MU faculty and staff (if you attend). Cancellation deadline is one week prior to the training start date. Cancellation after the cancellation deadline or not showing up for the training will incur a fee of $75, billed to your department. In case of emergency please contact the Counseling Center front desk at 573-882-6601.

Courses are open to MU faculty, staff, and graduate students employed in a research or teaching assistantship.