Suicide Prevention

We work with UO students, faculty members, and staff—as well as other universities—to support students in need through training and outreach.

If you are thinking about suicide, call the Counseling Services After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text "OREGON" to 741-741.

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 email Education and Prevention Outreach Director Mariko Lin (


Student Suicide Prevention Team

The Student Suicide Prevention Team (SSPT) is a student group that works together to advocate for mental health and suicide prevention by encouraging understanding, awareness, and action. SSPT also provides regular peer-to-peer education trainings to recognize suicide risk and protective factors, warning signs, how to respond and refer appropriately, provide campus and community resources, and promote self-care. 

If you have questions about SSPT, please email Education and Prevention Outreach Director Mariko Lin (


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.