Dealing with Tragedy: OSU Offers Crisis Counseling after Public Suicide

After the unfortunate death of an Oregon State University student from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, among the first to respond were professionals from OSU’s Student Care Team, offering counseling and support services. A main priority after a tragic event is offering reassurance to students and their families. Officials also visit classrooms, provide after-hour counseling, and hold training on suicide risk reduction. However, trained psychologists don’t play the only role in reducing the risk of suicide. Some signs fellow students, teachers, and family members should watch for that could indicate someone is considering suicide include frequently missing class, not reaching out to friends, giving away possessions, and saying things like, “Nobody would miss me.”

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