Counseling Services



Here are Five Tips to Manage Emotional Health as you transition into your student role:

1.  Get Sleep:  Lack of sleep can interfere with your ability to think rationally, make good decisions and deal with stressful situations.  Sleep deficits can lead to illness, upset or mental health problems like depression or anxiety.  Experts recommend 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.  Make this a priority!

2.  Stay Active:  Being physically active helps you to stay healthy and fit, but it can also significantly improve mood, decrease fatigue and reduce stress!  Keep moving!

3.  Eat Right:  Nutrition effects our brain chemistry.  Eating well, including fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and water for hydration, will help to boost mood, energy, and concentration.   Be aware that too much caffiene can increase nervousness and irritability and make you less to concentrate and manage stress.

4.  Manage Stress:  Stress is a natural and normal part of a college student's life.  Learning how to deal with stress is vitally important!  Try talking to someone, going for a brisk walk, playing with a pet, listening to music or journaling.  Perhaps yoga or guided imagery or join our new campus Koru class (starts in October!) to manage stress and anxiety through mindfulness!

5.  Speak Up!:  If you are concerned about your thoughts, feelings or behavior speak up and let someone know.  We all struggle from time to time - it is the strong and wise person who chooses to be proactive and know it is okay to get help.  As with all health concerns, the earlier you address emotional health issues, the better!   


Remind Messages

• To receive reminders from the Counseling and Wellness office:

• Text @mrsbeary    

    to (740) 200-3305

• You will receive reminders regarding events and other important information.

Online Resource for Mental Health:





Upcoming Events

Freshman Welcome Day:  Monday, August 25, 2014

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

National Suicide Prevention Week:  September 8th - 12th

World Suicide Prevention Day with Healthy Grad and Go Breakfast:  Wednesday, September 10th,  9:00 am to 11:30 am, southwest lobby of Morrill Hall

Mental Health First Aid Training:  Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Register by Contacting Vernajean Eggleston at (740) 387-5210.  Cost:  FREE!

For more information, contact:
Leslie Beary


Hotlines/Community Resources

Contact Careline

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

Marion Area Counseling Center

            (740) 387-5210


Helpline of Delaware & Morrow County


Franklin County Suicide Hotline

(614) 221-5445

Turning Point:  Domestic Violence Issues

           (740) 382-8988

Selecting an Addiction Recovery Center

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)