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.
OSU will be hosting our first inagural Out of The Darkness Campus Walk on Saturday April 4th at 9 AM staring at Larkin’s Plaza. Join our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Walker and team registration is now open and can be completed at afsp.org/OSU.
This year RUOK? Day will be on March 30th from 4 to 8 PM in the Ohio Union. Save the date! BCAS organizes RUOK? Day as a way to encourage the campus community to think about the people in their lives who may struggle with mental illness and take action by starting a conversation.
Undergraduate: 2/11 (7 – 8:30 PM), 3/4 (11AM – 12:30 PM), 3/26 (6:30 – 8 PM), and 4/13 (5 – 6:30 PM) Faculty, Staff, Graduate, & Professional Students: 2/26 (1 – 2:30 PM), 3/19 (9 – 10:30AM), and 4/14 (4 – 5:30 PM)
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