Suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility. Join the REACH© movement!
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The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program believes anyone can help prevent suicide by learning the risks, warning signs, and how to intervene. Our signature program, REACH© is a 90-minute suicide prevention gatekeeper training program offered to university and student affiliated organizations, departments, colleges and programs throughout the fall, winter, and summer semesters.
We are excited to announce that, pending fall campus space availability and safety guidelines, OSUSPP is accepting requests for in-person Group REACH© Trainings for dates beginning December 1, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change as the university’s plans for the fall continue to develop. Training spaces, participants, and REACH© Trainers will be expected to follow all university safety protocols.
Important information regarding requesting in-person Group REACH© Trainings:
- Before submitting a request, be sure to read our REACH Training FAQs.
- A minimum of 3 weeks’ advance notice is required for Columbus campus trainings.
- Request deadlines for regional campuses are set by each campus Regional Reach© Coordinator (RRC). To find the RRC for your campus, please click HERE.
- It is the responsibility of a training requestor to be sure that their space reservation meets the appropriate social distancing and safety guidelines as outlined by the university.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @OSUREACH and check our website regularly for the most recent updates. If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Anyone can help prevent suicide by learning the risks, warning signs, and how to intervene. REACH© is the name of the OSU suicide prevention in-person gatekeeper training program designed to help the OSU community prevent suicide by teaching faculty, staff, and students how to:
Recognize warning signs
Engage with empathy
Ask directly about suicide
Help suicidal individuals access care and treatment
OSUSPP only offers in-person REACH© Trainings to university and student affiliated organizations, departments, colleges and programs. Participants who finish the training receive certificates and pins verifying their completion of the program.
REACH© Training FAQs
REACH© suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings are intended to provide general information about how to identify suicide risk and how to respond to any OSU student, staff, or faculty member who may be experiencing distress. REACH© is not a clinical mental health training; it does not teach suicide assessment or intervention strategies, nor is it a comprehensive training on suicide risk. Rather, it is designed to empower anyone to learn these skills, and especially individuals who are not licensed mental health professionals. The 90-minute training experience aims to increase knowledge and awareness of suicide risk and to inform attendees of our campus community resources. REACH© is aligned with national standards, best practices, and recommendations for suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings. As such, the training contains suicide statistics, stories surrounding suicide, and interactive role plays to help attendees better understand and engage with the material.
Important Note: While we believe in the effectiveness of anyone attending a REACH© Training, we also recognize that it contains complex and sensitive material. As a result, it is possible that participants could experience a variety of mental and emotional reactions. This should be taken into consideration before attending a training. As a general best practice for the well-being of our Buckeye community, OSUSPP does not recommend that students, staff, or faculty mandate REACH© Training attendance.
Before scheduling or pre-registering for a REACH© Training, please click HERE to read the complete list of REACH© Training FAQs
In-Person Group REACH© Training Request
*NOTE: Due to the sensitivity and complexity of the REACH Training content, as well as our dedication to following national standards and best practices, REACH Trainings will only be offered as an in-person experience. However, to help our campus continue to learn about suicide prevention, OSUSPP will be launching a virtual information session, “Reach Out: An Education & Advocacy Session for Suicide Prevention” to help fit the need for virtual content beginning in October. For questions about the virtual Reach Out Sessions, please visit go.osu.edu/ReachOutSessions
*NOTE: A minimum of 3 weeks advance notice is required for scheduling REACH Trainings. For the Columbus campus, we are currently only able to accept requests for dates after December 1, 2020. Thank you very much for your understanding!
In-Person Open REACH© Training Registration
*NOTE: All participants must be pre-registered in order to attend an Open REACH training. Trainings are scheduled separately for undergraduate students and staff, faculty, graduate students, and professional students. Please choose the correct training based on your status. Approximately one week prior to your date you will receive a reminder email and information about the exact location of your training.
There are currently no open sessions.