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Bobcats Who Care Training Request

To support members of the Bobcat community at Ohio University, Bobcats Who Care is a three-hour gatekeeper training offered to students, faculty, and staff to help them gain awareness, knowledge, and skills in suicide prevention and how to make a referral for professional assistance.

Bobcats Who Care is a training that will help participants learn:

  • Myths and warning signs of suicide
  • Why people attempt suicide
  • How to ask a person whether they are suicidal
  • How to respond to a person in crisis
  • How to make a referral

If your department, organization, or office is interested in training, please complete a training request form located at the bottom of this page.

Once we receive your request, we will work with you to finalize a date, time, and location of the training.

We require a minimum audience of 10 individuals. Our maximum capacity for a single training is 25 individuals. If you have a larger group, we will divide your group into smaller groups with additional co-facilitators. All participants must be available for the entire three-hour training.

We also ask that anyone requesting training reserve the necessary room space and technology. As you consider your room reservation, please be aware that this is an interactive training and participants will be asked to break into smaller groups for activities and discussion. 

If you have any questions about the gatekeeper training program or other outreach resources, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 740-593-1616. CPS is located at Hudson Health Center on the 3rd floor.

Bobcats Who Care is adapted from Campus Connect, as developed by Dr. Cory Wallack at Syracuse University.