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.
Governor John R. Kasich signed into law this month a bill that impacts suicide prevention and Ohio’s state higher education institutions. Am. House Bill 28 (Anielski, R-Walton Hills,) requires state 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… [Read More]
Dr. Darcy Haag-Granello speaking at the international Suicide and Self-harm Prevention Conference in Cairns, Australia
Professor Darcy Haag-Granello recently traveled to Cairns, Australia to discuss Ohio State’s suicide prevention program and how to get over the stigma of talking about a sometimes delicate subject. Listen to her talk with the Cairns Post.
Abstract: Suicide is a leading cause of death among college and university students in the United States. In addition, many other college and university students have suicidal thoughts and attempt suicide. Suicide and suicidal behaviors are a major concern for colleges and universities, and efforts are underway to introduce suicide prevention programming on many college and university campuses. This… [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.
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