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About one in five 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.

RESPOND is an eight hour training offered at no cost to MU faculty and staff (if you attend) thanks to the generous support from the offices of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

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.

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 Kathleen Claxton at 573-882-4634.

Please register for a course consistent with your role on campus. Faculty and Staff training dates are also open to graduate students who are employed in an assistantship.

Upcoming Workshops


For faculty, staff and graduate assistants