OSU Suicide Risk Reduction Program


Contact Us, We're Here to Help!


Hours & Location

500 Snell Hall

Monday – Friday 8-5
(Hours may vary during breaks and Summer Term)




If you are thinking about suicide Read This

or watch:

100 Reasons to stay

or talk to somone now



Other place to call if you need help:

  • Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
         Veterans, press #1; En Espanol, press#2
  • LGBTQ Suicide Hotline 866-488-7386
  • OSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – During business hours 541-737-2131

Concerned about a friend? Click here or consult with a mental health professional call 541-737-2131

If you have recently lost a loved one to suicide, click here.

Want to be part of the suicide prevention movement? Email jim.gouveia@oregonstate.edu to request a suicide risk reduction "Gatekeeper Training" for your class, student group, or academic department.

If you're experiencing suicidal thoughts, you're not alone. People who feel depressed often feel like there is no way out. Depression is highly treatable, there is help.

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.
  • In a year, nearly 40% of college students will report feeling so depressed that it's difficult to function.
  • 10% will report thoughts of suicide.

Counseling and Psychological Services Wants To Help YOU!

OSU offers professional counseling and medical staff who can help you create (or re-create) a life worth living. Intense emotional stress sometimes blinds people to alternative solutions to suicide...yet other solutions are almost always available.

While some students see suicide as the solution to end all problems, suicide can also be understood as the problem to end all solutions. And, all too often, a completed suicide is a permanent solution to what might have been only a temporary problem.

Our Counseling staff are experts when it comes to helping college students creatively solve their problems and reduce their pain.

Our Student Health Center can provide medical assessment and medication related to emotional.

DO Talk With Someone:

  • Friend
  • Family
  • Roommate
  • Counselor
  • Nurse
  • Residence Hall Staff
  • Crisis Line
  • Faculty



  • Don't isolate yourself.
  • Don't drink alcohol and use other drugs. Drugs and alcohol increase the risk of suicide.


Places to Go:

CAPS, during business hours, (500 Snell Hall)

Student Health Services, during business hours (Plageman Hall)

Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Room

Ulifeline - Ulifeline is a wonderful resource that provides several features for OSU students, including a depression/suicide self-assessment, a place to ask questions, information sources, and lists of resources.

Jed Foundation

mtvU "Half of Us" Campaign

To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)

Bring Change 2 Mind

National Mental Health Association, 1-800-989-6642

National Institute of Mental Health, 1-800-421-4211

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 1-888-333-2377

American Association for Suicidology, 202-237-2280
(Provided by National Mental Health Association)