REACH© Across Borders was developed as a partnership between the OSU Suicide Prevention Program and Student Life Student Wellness Center as a specialized outreach initiative to support international students. REACH© Across Borders has facilitated international student focus groups and collaborated with international student organizations to design culturally customized events that promote wellness, mental health awareness, and suicide prevention. Some previous REACH© Across Borders initiatives include:
- International Study Packs with Wellness Tips
- Cross-Cultural Cooking and Discussion (in collaboration with IUFO Chinese student organization)
- REACH© Suicide Prevention Training in Mandarin Chinese
- Mental Health Workshop (in collaboration with Indian Students Association)
We are currently partnering with Malaysian Students Association (MASA) to create outreach for the Malaysian student community at OSU.
REACH© Across Borders is currently researching suicide-related messages and stigma among Chinese international students. Inquiries about this research can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.