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.
Anyone who wishes to be an active Staff/Faculty REACH Trainer for the 2018-2019 academic year (on main campus or at a regional campus, including Regional Campus Coordinators) should complete this brief form by March 19th. Feel free to share this link with any OSU staff or faculty member you believe would be a good fit for our… [Read More]
The main focus of RUOK? Day is to break down stigma related to mental health and prevent suicide. There are many resources available for students regarding all kinds of problems – no one should suffer in silence. Student organizations and community partners will be present to engage students to share information related facts, resource information and ways… [Read More]
Sign up available at https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/reach-5k. Registration for students is $7 and for staff/community members in $10. The cost includes a t-shirt, race entry, food, and giveaways! The REACH 5K run/walk began in 2017 to celebrate the participation of over 5000 members of the OSU community in our REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper training. This event is hosted… [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