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 When I was a freshman/sophomore in college, I thought I had nothing left to live for. I was (and still am personally) driven to excel and was devastated when I did not do well in an English class resulting in a D. I had never had such a low grade during my education and thought this was going to ruin whatever chances I had of moving forward in my career choice and in life I became despondent and depressed to the point that I not only considered suicide but put plans into action. I … CONTINUE