Your time at SFCC can be the best time of your life. It can also be stressful – whether it’s prepping for your first test, living with a new roommate, waiting for grades, or dealing with issues outside of the classroom that involve partners, family and friends.
If it ever feels like too much – know that you’re not alone and that we care about helping you find help. SFCC Cares includes resources on and off campus that can help you with stress, anxiety and life-threatening situations.
How to Get Help
For Immediate Help
If you need immediate help when you’re on campus, call 911 or the college emergency number at extension 7110 or (660) 596-7110 where you’ll reach the college’s full-time Campus Resource Deputy located on the Sedalia campus.
- Sedalia Police Department (660) 827-3000, 200 South Osage, Sedalia, Missouri
- Bothwell Regional Health Center (660) 826-8833, 601 E. 14th St., Sedalia Missouri
Crisis and Suicide Hotlines
Local and Regional
- Mid-Missouri Crisis Hotline – (800) 445-5035
- Veteran Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-8255, ext. 1
- The Trevor Lifeline – (866) 4U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800- 273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Line – (800) 833-3915
- Get Help Now – (800) 999-9999
- LGBTQ Helpline – (866) 488-7386
Suicide Prevention Websites
Student Activities hosts awareness programs each academic year about issues like alcohol and drugs, sexual assault, domestic/partner violence, safety, LGBT focus, disabilities, diversity, substance abuse, and Title IX.
Suicide Warning Signs
Any of the following could be potential warning signs for suicide:
- Excessive sadness or moodiness
- Sleep problems
- Changes in personality and/or appearance
- Dangerous or self-harmful behavior
- Recent trauma or life crisis
- Making preparations: Often, a person considering suicide will begin to put his or her personal business in order. This might include visiting friends and family members or giving away personal possessions.
Reporting a Concern or Incident
If you have a concern or need to report an incident that impacts the welfare of the campus community, use the Report a Concern or Incident form to complete a confidential incident report. The information will be sent to the appropriate office for follow up. Submissions can be anonymous; however, it could hinder the college’s ability to effectively investigate and/or respond to the situation.