Evidence shows that talking about suicide helps to prevent suicide. So, let’s TALK.
TELL them you care
If you’re concerned about someone, start the conversation. Let them know you care and want to help.
If you suspect someone is having suicidal thoughts or is about to harm themselves, call 911 immediately and ask for help to resolve the crisis situation.
LISTEN without judgment
When someone talks about suicide, they need to be heard to feel understood. Listening helps, so hear them out.
KNOW that treatment works
Let your loved one, friend or colleague know there are confidential treatment options available to help them.
5 Empty Seats: Preventing suicide through TALK
Everyday in Ohio we lose five people to suicide. Suicide wins if no one talks. Learn how to TALK about it.
TALK to prevent suicide
It takes less than a minute to learn how to #endsuicidesilence. TALK is how we end the silence and beat suicide.
Here’s how to start the conversation.
A host of resources can help you know what to say to those you want to help.
Find mental health resources for Ohio State Students, Faculty and Staff.
Find personalized and compassionate care for mental or behavioral health conditions.
The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) has established itself as one of the leading research sites for clinical trials on suicide treatment, prevention and intervention.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Ohio State Harding Hospital offers personalized and compassionate care for mental and behavioral health conditions.
Behavioral Health Immediate Care Clinic
Crisis Management and Acute Inpatient Care
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services
Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER)
Mental and Behavioral Health Outpatient Care
Ohio State Student Mental Health Support
Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Programs
Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR)
Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE)
The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program
Women's Behavioral Health