Suicide Prevention

Per Ohio State Legislature House Bill 28, all public insitutions are expected to develop and implement a policy that applies to students, faculty and staff that advises on programs for suicide prevention available both on and off campus. This website is dedicated to sharing the resources available at the University of Cincinnati including the policy drafted and contacts for assistance.

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Suicide Prevention Programming and Resources

Mental health program access, which provides information on the availability of local confidential mental health clinics, student health services, and counseling services.

UC Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): A professional counseling office within Student Affairs that provides counseling, outreach programs, and related services for UC students and those concerned about their welfare.

University Health Services Mental Health: UHS Mental Health provides professional and confidential mental health services to UC students.
Hours are as follows:

Employee Assistance Program: Impact Solutions: Provides unlimited phone consultation for benefits eligible employees and their families as well as five (5) complimentary face-to-face counseling sessions per person per occurrence.

Anthem LiveHealth Online Psychology: Available to all faculty and staff as well as their dependents who participate in a University of Cincinnati medical plan. Anthem LiveHealth Online provides virtual behavioral health visits with licensed therapists.

UC Psychiatric Emergency Service: Emergency care for suicidal, homicidal patients and case management.

  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • 311 Straight Street, 5th Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
  • 1-513-584-8577

Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology: Organization of psychologists in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Talbert House: Talbert House provides mental health and substance use assessment and treatment services for adults throughout Greater Cincinnati and surrounding counties.

Mercy Professional Services: Individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy; Bilingual therapists on staff (Spanish).

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health: Licensed social workers, counselors and therapists use an integrated approach to help people identify their strengths and access the tools needed to overcome barriers and lead meaningful and productive lives.

Catholic Social Services: Licensed counselors and social workers will provide between 15-20 sessions.

Professional Pastoral Counseling Institute: Spiritually grounded and psychologically informed professional counseling and psychotherapy provided to individuals, couples and families.

Central Clinic: Quality mental health, addiction, and forensic services for children, families and adults.

Warning signs of suicide vary on a case-by-case basis; however, a general list of what signs to look for can be found here:

Postvention plans, which consists of creating a strategic plan to communicate effectively with students, staff/faculty, and parents after a loss of a person to suicide.

For a comprehensive account of the postvention plans, please see the Student Related Critical Incidents Response policy,Policy 4.1.1.

For additional resources, please see After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, which can be found here:

The University of Cincinnati is committed to the health and well-being of its students, faculty and staff. The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and well-being of all students, faculty and staff by establishing programs for advising and for disseminating information to students, faculty and staff about the resources available both on and off-campus committed to the prevention of suicide. This policy serves to further the University of Cincinnati’s commitment in accordance with O.R.C. 3345.37.


Download your copy of the UC policy:


suicide prevention and postvention policy

Phone Contacts

African American Cultural & Resource Center

(513) 556-1177

Anonymous Reporting Hotline (EthicsPoint)

(800) 889-1547

Dean of Students

(513) 556-4119

Disability Services
Blue Ash

(513) 792-8625
(513) 732-5327
(513) 556-6823

Environmental Health & Safety

(513) 556-4968

Ethnic Programs & Multicultural ServicesBlue Ash

(513) 745-5961
(513) 556-6008
Facilities Management
Blue Ash

(513) 745-5708
(513) 732-5230
(513) 558-2500

Human Resources

(513) 556-6381

International Programs

(513) 556-4278

LGBTQ Center

(513) 556-4329


(513) 556-RIDE (7433)

Office of Diversion & Inclusion

(513) 556-8463

Office of Equal Opportunity & Access

(513) 556-5503

Student Conduct and Community Standards Office 

(513) 556-6814

Office of Ombuds

(513) 556-5956

Office of Provost

(513) 556-2588

On-Campus Confidential Counseling
Blue Ash
Clifton (CAPS)

(513) 745-5670
(513) 732-5263
(513) 556-0648

Student Wellness Center

(513) 556-6124

Title IX Office

(513) 556-3349

University Health Services
Uptown Campus
Medical Campus

(513) 556-2564
(513) 584-4457
Veterans Services
Blue Ash
(513) 745-5787
(513) 558-5358
(513) 556-6811

Victim Services (UC Police Department)

(513) 556-4905

Women’s Center

(513) 556-4401