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.
by Jacob Bruner (Sophomore, The Ohio State University) Suicide is not an easy subject to talk about, but I’m sharing my story with the hope of educating people about suicide prevention. This story is for those who have died and for those who survive. It is dedicated to my brother Mark and my family. It was July 2008. I walked down the steps of my brother Mark’s house in University Heights. I glanced back and there he stood at the top of the stairs smiling. He yelled something dumb after me … CONTINUE