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 Suicide Prevention 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 registration is required. Just choose from one of the following dates and join us! 

No workshops currently scheduled. Please check back for fall term offerings.

Depression is treatable. Suicide is preventable. By knowing the signs and taking action, you can help save a life.

Click here to request a Suicide Prevention Workshop

Kognito: Recognizing and Supporting Students in Distress Training

As we continue to see increasing rates of mental health issues among college students, Oregon State University is committed to strengthening its culture of care. Essential to this culture of care is a campus community of faculty, staff and students who know how to recognize students in distress, who can have helpful conversations with them, and who can make referrals when necessary. This training accomplishes these objectives in an engaging format.

Kognito Student Version

Kognito Faculty/Staff Version