Ohio State has a number of wellness resources available to help students.
Along with the illness itself, one of the hardest things about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the constant worry, the relentless uncertainty. Here you are stuck in a house or apartment with swirling anxieties about everything under the sun: the health of yourself and your loved ones, your educational track, your financial well-being, the economy.
These are not easy times. But we can get through it together.
The Ohio State community has an array of resources to help students, staff, faculty and the general public endure this difficult time.
Here are a few we suggest checking out:
Safe and Healthy Buckeyes
There is a lot of uncertainty flying around. But the safe and healthy website can provide a good starting point for helping you COPE with COVID. The mental health and wellness section of the site features a number of resources that can give you the help you need.
The Wellness App
The free wellness app supports our students and community by addressing mental health concerns while building healthy behaviors. The app features blog posts, wellness goal tracking and direct support services.
Counseling and Consultation Services
The Office of Student Life's Counseling and Consultation Services meets the increased and changing needs of the university's student population. Students can connect to services wherever they are, as CCS has expanded services to provide virtual face-to-face sessions. Their programs offer a wide range of resources and services to help students navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19.
The Student Wellness Center
Our Student Wellness Center is open and active with a number of resources available. That includes the Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL), an after-hours, non-emergency system that allows students to talk to student volunteers for support during stressful times and learn about other campus resources. The line can be reached at 614-514-3333 and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 p.m. to midnight during the semester.
Student Health Services
All students at Ohio State are eligible for Student Life Health Services, and the Student Health Services website is a thorough resource to connect you to information about all aspects of your health care. Student Health Services can even help you understand more about COVID-19.
Stress causes short-term and long-term damage. But there is one easy way to manage it: breathe. Seriously, time and again, research has shown deep breathing techniques trigger our natural relaxation response.