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  • If you need immediate assistance please contact the Counseling and Consultation Service (CSS) front desk at 614-292-5766 during business hours.
  • If you need to speak to someone after hours, call the CSS front desk and choose Option 2 to connect with an on-call therapist.
  • If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department. Unsure if it is an emergency, use this decision tree.

Mental Health Resources

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 OSU Emergency department and hotlines to call for help. Some also offer chat services.


Ohio State Resources

Resources available to graduate and undergraduate students.


Columbus Area Resources

Category: Wellness

Need to talk?

Call a Buckeye PAL (Peer Access Line).


Buckeye PAL operates Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight, when classes are in session during fall and spring semesters.

The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations in order to gain support and learn about campus resources. Student volunteers are available to provide peer-to-peer assistance that promotes and enhances student development and wellbeing.

Common conversation topics with Buckeye PAL: 

  • Adjusting to college and university life
  • Balancing stress management
  • Managing platonic, romantic and family relationships
  • Feeling pressure to succeed
  • Exploring personal and social identities 
  • Navigating civil and social unrest


Stefanie Day, EdD, PCC-S

Embedded Clinician

College of Engineering

Counseling and Consultation Service

Dreese Lab 757

2015 Neil Avenue


614-292-5766 (front office)

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There are many ways to find support, information and strategies to support your mental health. If you are looking for steps to take on your own, we recommend starting with the Ohio State Wellness App, available for download for iOS on the App Store and for Android on Google Play.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, visit the “Support” tab at the bottom of the screen to explore common concerns and recommendations for each.

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