Suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility. Join the REACH© movement! Save a life!
Thank you for your interest in requesting or attending a REACH© Training! On April 3rd, 2020, President Michael V. Drake released a statement to the OSU community where he extended the cancellation of any OSU scheduled events between now and July 6th, 2020 and reiterated that no new events will be scheduled during this time. As a result, we have cancelled all previously scheduled REACH© Trainings through July 6th. We are unfortunately also unable to accept any new training requests until further notice, although we anticipate doing so as campus restrictions are lifted. We will communicate further updates and information about our request process as we are able. Thank you very much for your understanding!
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 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
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