We work with UO students, faculty, and staff—as well as other universities—to support students in need through training and outreach.
UO Suicide Prevention Team
The Suicide Prevention Team is an interdisciplinary group that meets monthly to explore ways to enhance suicide prevention on campus. This group also provides suicide prevention trainings through UO Professional Development every term, as well as trainings open to all faculty, staff, and GEs by request.
If you are interested in joining the Suicide Prevention Team, please send an e-mail to the Suicide Prevention Team Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Suicide Prevention Team
Students are invited to join UO staff and faculty on the Student Suicide Prevention Team. The group works together to educate the UO community about suicide and effective detection and intervention. The team holds regular trainings across campus that debunk suicide myths, destigmatize suicide ideation, and help trainees develop skills in assessing, identifying, and responding to students who may be at risk for suicide.
If you are interested in joining the Student Suicide Prevention Team, please send an e-mail to the Suicide Prevention Team Coordinator at email@example.com.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is a two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. Family, friends, and other community members may be the first to talk with a person at risk, but have little or no training. ASIST can also provide those in formal helping roles with professional development to ensure that they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help as part of the care they provide.
The emphasis is on teaching how to help a person at risk stay safe, and encourage them to seek further help as needed. The course is highly participatory, and includes mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays.
Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Project
The Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Project (OCUSPP) is a joint effort by colleges and universities in Oregon to reduce suicide risk on our campuses. The consortium grew out of collaboration supported by the three-year Garrett Lee Smith federal grant in 2005. In 2008, we sought and obtained funding from member institutions to continue our work. We promote best practices in suicide prevention and help member campuses enhance their prevention efforts through consultation, collaboration, and trainings. We advocate for policies and procedures that will make our campuses safer. The UO has provided directorship and administrative support since the consortium began.