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.
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or considering harming yourself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 614-221-5445 (local). You can also text “4hope” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
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.
Anonymous I was 16 years old. My mother hated me, or so it seemed. She didn’t allow me to date or go anywhere with friends. I accused her of having kids just so we could do her work for her. I had an after-school job, but my mother drove me to work and back. Because my social life was so restricted, I had few friends, and they didn’t understand what my life was like. They all had boyfriends and went out every weekend. No one understood me. There was no reason for me to be alive. I decided to … CONTINUE