Suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility. Join the REACH© movement! Save a life!
Anyone can help prevent suicide by learning the risks, warning signs, and how to intervene. REACH© is the name of the OSU suicide prevention 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 to access care and treatment
OSUSPP only offers 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
Suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings are intended to provide general information to help reduce suicide risk through a training program specifically designed for individuals who are not trained and who are not licensed mental health professionals. The REACH© Training aims to help increase knowledge and awareness of suicide risk and inform attendees on college and community resources. Note: A REACH© Training 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.
Who Can be REACH© Trained?
OSUSPP offers REACH© Trainings on campus to university and student affiliated organizations, departments, colleges, and programs. REACH© Trainings are currently offered on the Columbus campus and on the Marion, Lima, Wooster, and Newark campuses. Each of the regional campuses listed has an established Regional REACH© Coordinator (RRC) who works directly with OSUSPP to schedule group and open training requests. For more information on our RRCs or scheduling a regional REACH© request, please visit: https://suicideprevention.osu.edu/regional-campuses/
How long is a REACH© Training?
REACH© Trainings are 90 minutes in length. Participants must arrive 15-minutes early to sign-in.
Before scheduling or pre-registering for a REACH© Training, please read the complete list of REACH© Training FAQs: REACH Training FAQs
Group REACH© Training Request
*NOTE: A minimum of 3 weeks advance notice is required. For the Columbus campus, we are currently only able to accept requests for dates after February 1, 2020. Thank you very much for your understanding!