Bengals RUOK? is an anonymous interactive screening program designed to identify students at-risk of suicide and encourage them to get help. We encourage you to take advantage of this personalized service to find out if stress or depression may be affecting you:
Bengals RUOK? takes a unique and innovative approach to engaging those who too often struggle in silence. Bengals RUOK? provides a confidential and convenient way for individuals to connect to available support before crises emerge.
Made available through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, it starts with an anonymous and confidential online stress and depression survey that is evaluated by a quailified university counselor. Through a portal that ensures anonymous communication, participants receive a personalized written response. Participants are invited to exchange messages with the counselor, ask questions, and learn about available services. All contact and correspondence is anonymous and confidential.
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, students who speak with a counselor online are three times more likely to see a counselor in person and three times more likely to enter treatment. Additionally, counselors say that 75 percent of students who get treatment would not have done so without first engaging with an interactive screening program, such as Bengals RUOK?