Field of Memories Exhibit

April 26-27, 2023

All day
PSU North Mall

Field of Memories is a powerful visual display of numbered flags representing the approximate 1,100 suicides that occur on U.S. college campuses each year.  This exhibit is displayed to bring awareness to this epidemic and share suicide prevention resources.  Addressing the topic of suicidal ideation, concerns and prevention can be a very difficult subject.  It is hoped that this exhibit can be a conversation starter between students, friends and their families. 

The purple row of flags acknowledges the stuggles and the extreme risk of death by suicide for student veterans.  Specific veteran resources will be provided.              

You are not alone and there is another way - view the Eyes Open video.  

Missouri State University provides FREE help for students to cope with depression, anxiousness or thoughts of suicide.  

  • Call MSU’s Counseling Center at 417-836-5116 or
  • Walk-in's are welcome at Magers Health and Wellness Center, Suite 304.
  • After-hours emergencies: call 417-836-5116, then press zero for a crisis counselor.


  • Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 – Press 1 or Text 838255

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Crisis Text Line Text 741741 for a quick reply by a trained Crisis Counselor about any type of crisis

For more information, please contact Stacey Trewatha-Bach, Office of Public Affairs Support at or 417-836-8832.