Suicide is preventable

Restore hope. Connect for life.

Supporting Ohio's public colleges and universities in complying with House Bill 28.

Campus communities can address
treatment stigma cultural
cultural
issues to help prevent suicide.

About this website

Ohio legislation, known as House Bill 28, requires each state public institution of higher education to provide incoming students with information about mental health topics, including available depression and suicide prevention resources. This website was developed by a workgroup of professionals in evidence-based prevention programming to support Ohio's public colleges and universities in complying with this law. 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, text "4HOPE" to 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Contact Us

Valerie Leach
Office of Prevention & Wellness
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
(614) 466-0124 or valerie.connolly-leach@mha.ohio.gov 

Laura Padgett
Policy Director
Ohio Department of Higher Education
(614) 466-0965 or lpadgett@highered.ohio.gov