Step Up and Speak Out



Step Up and Speak Out is a suicide and violence prevention campaign that promotes campus safety and greater awareness of mental health concerns. Users can be connected to the 24-hour suicide prevention crisis line geographically closest to the user’s physical location (within the state of Ohio). Information is also provided on risk factors for suicide, how to help a friend, and available mental health resources for KSU’s 8 campuses.

Step Up and Speak Out is a collaborative effort of Kent State University Psychological Services, University Health Services, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Police Services.