Counseling Services

Mental Health Tip of the Week

Mental Health symptoms are often related to changes in one's brain chemistry.  Many things can alter neurochemicals, including:  Chronic stress, inadequate sleep or nutrition, illness, and trauma.  A natural way to stablilize brain chemistry is to try to incorporate the following five things into your daily routine:

  1. Adequate, quality sleep
  2. Good nutrition
  3. Enjoyable socialization
  4. Increased physical movement or exercise
  5. A good dose of natural light

Challenge yourself to combine as many of these as possible.  For example . . .  you could meet a friend to go for a walk on a sunny day, followed by enjoying a healthy snack or meal!  Chances are, you will sleep like a baby that night!

Be well!






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Available times:

• Mondays 9-10 a.m.

• Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.

• Fridays 11:00 am-12:00 pm.


Upcoming Events

Freshman Orientations held throughout the summer.

Freshman Welcome Day:  Monday, August 25, 2014

First day of Autumn Semester Classes:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014


For more information, contact:
Leslie Beary


Hotlines/Community Resources

Contact Careline

(24-hour crisis, resource and referrals)
(740) 383-2273 [383-CARE]

Helpline of Delaware & Morrow County


Franklin County Suicide Hotline

(614) 221-5445

Turning Point:  Domestic Violence Issues

           (740) 382-8988

Deaf or hard of hearing:

7-1-1 or 1-800-750-0750

OSU Counseling & Consultation Services

(614) 292-5766

Jobs and Family Service




For an appointment contact:

Leslie Beary, MSW, LISW-S

Michelle Bolles

Counseling services are free to all Ohio State students.

Mission Statement

The Counseling Services on campus are provided as a support to assist all students with living a healthy and balanced life, in order to achieve academic goals.

Life tends to challenge all of us in a variety of ways. If these challenges are affecting your academic performance, you could benefit by talking with someone in a private and confidential setting. Whether your problem is big or small, always remember it is okay to ask for help! Some students come to counseling for issues such as (but not limited to):

  • Nervousness/worry
  • Unhappiness
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anger
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Grief and loss issues
  • Someone to talk to


To enroll for VA Services:

To chat with an online VA Counselor:

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)