Mental Health and Wellness Resources

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If you or someone you know is in immediate distress, please contact 911. If you're unsure if it is an emergency, use this decision tree.

Please do not hesitate to use or share the resources below when you feel you or someone you know needs help.

Emergency Resources:

These resources include the The Ohio State University Emergency Department and hotlines to call for help. Some also offer chat services.

Ohio State Resources:

Resources available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Columbus Area Resources:

Other Resources:

The SKY Campus Happiness program is a meditative breathing program, and a fun way to relax the mind, increase resilience, increase energy, and gain equanimity and broader perspective on life when facing challenges. It helps participants to gain an inner connection with themselves, as well as an outer connection with other students, as well as their campus and community.  SKY has over 60 peer-reviewed research studies on it, documenting its benefits, with the most recent Harvard/Yale/Stanford study, in which SKY was found to decrease stress, anxiety, and depression in college students. Here are the scientifically documented benefits/outcomes of SKY:

  • Relieves anxiety & depression
  • Relieves and sustains relief in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms
  • Improved emotion regulation
  • Increased mental focus / heightened awareness as indicated by EEG Beta-wave activity
  • Increased levels of optimism and reduced reports of stress
  • Reduced levels of biochemical markers of stress (cortisol and lactate)
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes (glutathione, catalase, and superoxide dismutase)
  • Enhanced immune system function 
  • Improved cholesterol profile 

There are three SKY communities associated with OSU: 1) students, 2) OSU staff and faculty, 3) the recovery community. 

  1. Student group
  2. Faculty and staff program