REACH is a suicide prevention training program offered to students, faculty and staff to learn the risks, warning signs and how to intervene to prevent suicide. Schedule your training today.
September 1, 2016 The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program recently participated in a nationwide challenge to train campus communities in suicide prevention. Of the 48 schools that participated, The Ohio State University was recognized as providing the most suicide prevention trainings in the nation. We would like to thank all of our partners, REACH trainers,… [Read More]
In July, 2015 Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that impacts suicide prevention on campuses across the state. House Bill 28 (Anielski, R-Walton Hills,) requires public institutions of higher education to develop and implement a policy to advise students and staff on suicide prevention programs available on and off campus. The Ohio State University Suicide… [Read More]
Access to support, education important in preventing suicide As chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ohio State, Dr. John Campo is often sought out when it comes to questions regarding mental health and suicide. Yet it was while he was still in medical school when Campo learned firsthand the value he… [Read More]
A simple conversation can save a life.
Knowing the signs of suicide is important in helping someone who may be at risk. By offering your understanding, reassurance and support, you can help your loved one or friend seek the help he or she needs.
We offer a variety of services for individuals, programs, departments and student groups. OSU Suicide Prevention works in conjunction with many partners to implement the programs and services. The services we offer include:
RUOK? Buckeyes is an anonymous stress and depression questionnaire designed to identify students at-risk of suicide and encourage them to get help.
This online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation for faculty teaches the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach an at-risk student.
When I was in my mid-to-late 30′s, I experienced a clinical depression. I had everything in life to be happy about, but I was overwhelmed and felt like nothing in my life would ever be different and there was no end to my stress. I was a compulsive overeater and had quit smoking after 15 years and had my second baby and he did not sleep through the night for over 10 months. I was over-exercising and was in a vicious cycle that became more than I could handle. I remember having thoughts of … CONTINUE