To develop a comprehensive, effective, culturally responsive, technologically advanced, and sustainable system of suicide prevention at the Columbus and the five regional campuses of The Ohio State University.
The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program (OSUSPP) aims to educate all members of our campus community about suicide prevention. We are dedicated to promoting a culture of caring among our staff, faculty, and students. We also believe that one of the best ways to decrease suicide risk is by reducing stigma related to mental health. As a result, our suicide prevention strategies are intentionally designed to engage a campus community of nearly 100,000 students, staff, and faculty through education, outreach, and advocacy. This would not be possible without our broad and diverse network of over 70 campus and community partners. We are committed to creating a systematic and coordinated effort where suicide prevention is seen as a shared campus responsibility.
Additionally, as the nation’s largest university, OSUSPP recognizes it’s responsibility to assume a leadership role in the development and dissemination of a sustainable suicide prevention program that is effective for large campuses. We are happy to consult with professionals and higher education institutions about our current research findings on the effectiveness of our suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings, assessment tools, and best practices for creating a comprehensive campus suicide prevention plan. We appreciate opportunities to collaborate with and learn from the efforts of our fellow colleges and universities as well.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site! We hope it is helpful in expanding your knowledge of suicide prevention and in understanding the model we use at OSU. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-688-5829.