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.
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or considering harming yourself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 614-221-5445 (local). You can also text “4hope” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
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.
Anonymous “You are by far the most unlucky person I have ever known.” friends would tell me, with the best of intentions. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of that. Thanks, I think? Yet I was sure that 29 years of life’s unimaginable kicks to the gut and stabs in the back had taken its toll. I was almost filled to capacity… and then, like gasoline meshing with a lit match, life sucker-punched me the hardest I had ever been hit before. Life’s previous kicks and stabs were mere child’s play in … CONTINUE