988 crisis resource added to death announcements 

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On February 5, 2024

As part of Missouri S&T’s partnership with the JED Campus Program, which works to protect the emotional health of our students, suicide prevention and mental health is the highest priority. S&T will add the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline resource to student and employee death announcements. By adding the lifeline to these announcements, S&T ensures that the campus community knows how to access immediate help when in distress.   

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s previous 1-800 number had eleven digits. By switching to a three-digit code, it is easier for people seeking help for mental health emergencies to do so regularly and without stigma. You can get immediate assistance by calling, texting, or chatting online. Learn more online.     

Death announcement resource statements:  

Members of Missouri S&T Student Well-Being counseling staff are available to assist students affected by [Name] passing. Students who wish to seek counseling services may contact the office by calling 573-341-4211, emailing wellbeing@mst.edu or making an appointment by clicking “Schedule a Screening” at wellbeing.mst.edu/services.   

Faculty or staff may seek services via the UM System’s Employee Assistance Program or any of the well-being resources available to employees. Additional details are available at wellbeing.mst.edu.     

If experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress, please call or text 988 or chat online with a trained crisis specialist.  

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