A Campus in Mourning - Bridget Kirby, Class of 2024
A tragic car accident occurred early Friday morning, November 19, 2021, which claimed the life of Carroll sophomore Bridget Kirby. With a community as close as Carroll’s, no corner of the campus has escaped the grief and sadness of this event. While nothing can fully prepare the college for a tragedy of this magnitude, Carroll’s faculty and staff are actively working to support students and others in the community.
Below is the message which was shared with Carroll’s students, faculty, and staff from President John Cech, as well as a follow-up message from Annette Walstad, Carroll’s Dean of Students, detailing the counseling and support services available to students.
Carroll’s community is deeply saddened by this unimaginable loss. Please keep the college and Bridget's family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as we move through the difficult days ahead.
ON CAMPUS RESOURCES:
The Wellness Center, located in the basement of Guad. Hall has four counselors available to students Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4 pm. Zoom sessions are available for students in quarantine/isolation.
For appointments, please call (406) 447-5441.
- Kerri Rigsby, Nurse (406) 447-5438
- Rebekah Orr, Counselor (406) 447-4413
- Beth Demmons, Counselor (406) 447-4996
- Pam Campbell, Counselor (406) 447-4536
- Lindy Coonen, Office Manager (406) 447-5441
On call Residential Life is available 24/7: 406-459-0540
Jason Grimmis is Campus Security & Public Safety. St. Charles 023, 406-447-4404, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Nottingham is the dedicated on-campus Victim Advocate through The Friendship Center. Chelsea is available to Carroll College students, faculty and staff.
Office hours in Borromeo Room, 130
1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Center for Mental Health : 888-718-2100
WarmLine : 877-688-3377
Grief.com An in depth online resource put together by a national grief expert David Kessler
Montana WarmLine : 877-688-3377. Montana WarmLine is a "virtual drop-in Center". Hours: Monday-Saturday, 4-9pm
Tamarack Grief Counseling Tamarack Grief Resource Center has resources and can offer grief support: (406) 541-8472.
7cups Therapy Resources : 7 Cups, an online therapy resource:
Betterhelp Therapy Resources : Betterhelp, an online therapy resource:
Lewis & Clark Suicide Prevention : Lewis and Clark County Suicide Prevention Coalition resources
Montana 2-1-1 provides information and connects people to resources for non-emergency needs.
Behavioral health assistance
Teletherapy and remote medication management
If you, or someone you know is contemplating suicide or experiencing a life threatening emergency, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.
Benefis Helena Northeast Urgent Care Center
2960 Washington St.
St. Peter’s Hospital Emergency Room
2475 Broadway Ave
St. Peter’s Urgent Care
2475 Broadway Ave
- St. Peter’s Urgent Care North
3330 Ptarmigan Lane
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the above mentioned contacts and resources. Take care of yourself and one another.