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Spring Suicide Prevention Training Opportunities for Extension Personnel

Suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility. Join the REACH© movement and save a life. Anyone can help prevent suicide by learning the risks, warning signs, and how to intervene. REACH© is the name of the Ohio State suicide prevention in-person gatekeeper training program designed to help the campus community prevent suicide by teaching faculty, staff, and students how to: recognize warning signs; engage with empathy; ask directly about suicide; communicate hope; and help suicidal individuals access care and treatment.

 This spring, ALL OSU Extension Employees (employees only) can become REACH certified at one of two sessions, to be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on March 7 (10 a.m.-noon) or April 12 (10 a.m.-noon). Lunch will be on your own to pack or get yourself. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Register at

If your office or administrative area would like Justin Bower, state 4-H Healthy Living and Ohio Military Kids educator, to conduct a REACH training at your office, email him at