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 March 12,2020 President Michael V. Drake released a statement to the OSU community where he encouraged campus organizers to cancel any non-essential OSU scheduled events between now and April 20 and suspended face-to-face classes, stating that instruction will be virtual for the remainder of spring semester. As a result, we have canceled all previously scheduled REACH© Trainings for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester. 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
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. Please note that we are unable to offer condensed versions of the REACH© Training due to content complexity and sensitivity. Participants must arrive 15-minutes early to sign-in.
Before scheduling or pre-registering for a REACH© Training, please click HERE to read the complete list of 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 April 1, 2020. Thank you very much for your understanding!
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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.