Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students? The transition to college can be very difficult and result in stress, loneliness, anxiety, confusion, sadness, isolation, and feelings of inadequacy. Some students may enter college with depression, while the transition can lead to depression in others. Suicidal thoughts and actions often stem from untreated depression, and surveys show most college students who think they are depressed have not sought help and do not plan to (www.suicide.org). This makes it especially important to equip ourselves with knowledge that enables us to recognize and help when someone is in need. This is why we offer free suicide prevention training to the OSU community.
Our Gatekeeper Training is an interactive suicide prevention workshop for students, staff, and faculty. The training teaches how suicide impacts us nationwide and here at OSU, how to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how to help or intervene if someone you know is considering suicide. No pre-registration is required.
All workshops will be held from 12pm to 1:30pm in the MU Journey Room. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Depression is treatable. Suicide is preventable. By knowing the signs and taking action, you can help save a life.
If you are interested in Gatekeeper Training, but are unable to attend, you can view a previously recorded training by clicking here: CAPS Gatekeeper Training facilitated by Jim Gouveia