Spring Term Updates
In response to Governor Kate Brown's March 23 Executive Order ("Stay Home, Save Lives"), the University Counseling Center is adapting some of our services to adhere to physical distancing recommendations. We will be updating our website regularly with new information on changes to our operations so check back often, or call our office at 541-346-3227.
We work with UO students, faculty, and staff—as well as other universities—to support students in need through training and outreach.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC 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.
Kognito is a web-based, interactive role-play simulation for faculty, staff, and students that builds awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention, and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with students or peers that build resilience, strengthen relationships and connect them with support. The student training takes 30 minutes, and the faculty/staff version takes 45 minutes. Log in with your Duck ID and password.
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
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 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.