The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program (OSUSPP) works to engage a campus community of nearly 100,000 students, staff and faculty through education, outreach and advocacy. We are committed to creating a systematic, inclusive, diverse, and coordinated effort where suicide prevention is seen as a shared campus responsibility.
Effective suicide prevention is comprehensive: it requires a combination of efforts that work together to address different aspects of the problem. In 2018, OSUSPP developed the “Pillars of a Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program” which serves as a model for our work. We believe these pillars and strategies form a broad campus approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion. They include: advocacy, infrastructure, screening, partnership, leadership, education, policy, student leadership, and opportunities for collaboration.
By Elizabeth Drucker I came to my graduate program in public health with one firm objective weighing heavily on my mind: I wanted to pursue a career in college student mental health. I have also … [Read More]