Mental Health and Wellness Resources
The Ohio State: Wellness app is a tool designed to support student mental health and well-being on campus. The app streamlines access to resources and provides tools to help users develop healthy habits. The app was created in partnership with students, faculty and staff from across the university and is currently available for download on any iOS or Android device.
Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service offers a variety of resources for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, as well as spouses/partners of students who are covered by the Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan.
Counseling and Consultation Service also offers a helpful guide to mental health support available on and around campus for students experiencing mild, moderate and severe concerns.
The Graduate Association of Mental Health Action and Advocacy (GAMHAA) provides support and advocates for the needs of OSU graduate students' mental health and wellness. The association provides the opportunity for students to join together to make the university a healthier, more egalitarian place by spreading awareness, enacting anti-stigma initiatives, and advocating for positive grassroots change in the way graduate study is conducted at OSU. To contact us or become a member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAMHAA has partnered with M+A Architects, the Department of English, and the Disability Studies Program, to create a Quiet Room in 507 Denney Hall. The Quiet Room is a multipurpose space meant to offer privacy, respite, relaxation, stress relief, destimulation and silence. The space is equipped with private partitioned spaces, stim items, a happy light (sun lamp), salt lamp, Buddha Board, light reading materials, ear plugs, coloring books and pencils, a weighted blanket and resting spaces.
The room is available to anyone and everyone, but is especially designed toward students, staff and associated faculty on campus who lack private, quiet spaces on campus.
For more information, visit the Quiet Room page of GAMHAA's website.
The Ohio State Employee Assistance Program - Ohio State is committed to being a healthy workplace, which includes benefit offerings to help faculty and staff manage life’s challenges. Faculty and staff have access to the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers tools and resources to help address complex issues that can be affecting your mental and emotional well-being. EAP services are also available to benefits-eligible faculty and staff’s immediate families, members of their household and parents and parents-in-law.
Other Wellness Resources
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