COVID-19 and Mental Health Resources
Being a Student is Hard, Especially During a Pandemic.
We urge everyone to emphasize taking care of their mental health, but we realize it can be easy to get lost in work. So, we've provided some resources to help you get started.
Almost every syllabus contains information on Mental Health resources at OSU, but SWE wants to provide more to you than that. Regardless of what you may be going through, we are a community that has your back through it all. Our community may seem far now that classes, and our lives, are primarily online, but we want to do everything in our power to stay connected with you. Whether that is providing you websites, contact information, events, hotlines, coping ideas, here are some things that may help.
"I've honestly never felt more lonely than I have during this pandemic. It's hard to stay connected with others, and it's hard to stay motivated when you have a bunch of responsibilities weighing down on you but no energy to do them. But something that really helped me when times got tough (and still does) was writing. It didn't matter what, where, or how I wrote, I just...wrote. Sometimes when I felt brave, I would allow some of my friends to read it and I realized that I'm not the only one feeling this way. Writing isn't for everyone, but there is a healthy way to cope for everyone. It's not a cure for what I was feeling, but it does make each day a bit better. You're not alone in this, remember that."
- An Ohio State SWE Student
General Ohio State Mental Health, Wellness, and COVID-19 Resources:
- Counseling & Consultation Services
- Ohio State Wellness App
- Office of Diversity & Inclusion Embedded Therapist
- Suicide & Mental Health Task Force
- Guide to Assist Distressed Individuals
- LGBTQ Local and National Resources
- Implicit Bias Resources
- Embedded Clinician in The College of Engineering
- SMART Lab
- FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Mental Health Consultations
- Group Counseling
- Community Provider Database
- Coping in a Crisis
- Grief and Loss
- COVID-19 Updates
Resources for Financial Management, Wellness, and Programs:
- COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs
- COVID-19 Financial Resource Guide
- Financial Tools and Wellness
- Financial Q&A - Ask OSU Extension
Have you accrued any outstanding mental health expenses since March 1st? You could be elligible for OSU's Mental Health Treatment Grant Assistance.
Find more information here if you are interested in learning more. To be eligible, you must be a domestic undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at Ohio State, currently enrolled in at least 1 credit hour, have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file, and meet all satisfactory academic progress requirements.