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:


The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention is involved in outreach and community engagement and encourages participation and support from the student community and wider public. Here's how to make a difference.

Today, I Just Smile

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

Students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, can donate to Ohio State Suicide Prevention at GIVETO.OSU.EDU, fund 312040.