We are so very glad you have taken time to learn more about The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program (OSUSPP)! We believe that together we can work to create a campus culture of care and where suicide prevention truly is a shared responsibility. Ultimately, we envision a campus where everyone supports mental health help-seeking and where students, staff, and faculty know how – and are willing – to access the available resources. We want every Buckeye to feel comfortable reaching out to others in distress and for anyone who is in psychological pain to recognize that there are others who care and are willing to help.
We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our many program initiatives and how you can get involved in suicide prevention efforts at OSU! Here are some ways to get started now!
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Anyone can help prevent suicide by learning the risks, warning signs, and how to intervene. The 90-minute training experience aims to increase knowledge and awareness of suicide risk and to inform attendees of our campus community resources.
Attend a REACH© Training for First Year Success Series Credit! As a first-year student, you are expected to attend sessions for the First Year Success Series as part of your survey course. Choose to receive your credit by attending a REACH© Training and become a certified suicide prevention gatekeeper.
Kognito At-Risk for Students is “An interactive role-play simulation for students that builds awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health and suicide prevention and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with fellow students in distress and connect them with support”.
Note: While Kognito At-Risk for Students is great for beginning to learn about suicide prevention, as well as for practicing some skills that you may need in the future, please understand that this simulation is not a replacement for being REACH© Trained. The skills and content taught in a REACH© Training, designed to apply specifically to OSU’s campus life and experience, should still be prioritized. OSUSPP strongly recommends that even those who use Kognito At-Risk attend a REACH© Training in the future.
Interested in this 30-minute simulation? Please email OSUSPP at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an individualized access code.