We continue to work together with EAP to implement Suicide Prevention Guidelines for the workplace, with a goal of supporting everyone at OSU!
The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program (OSUSPP) was established in 2006 with initial funding from the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Grant. To date, we are the largest college/university campus suicide prevention program in the nation. Our mission is 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.
We believe that suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility and we work with over 150 campus partners to ensure that all faculty, staff, and students, are a part of the mission to help reduce mental health stigma and suicide risk.
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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.