Counseling and Wellness Services
Services for students are available through telemental health appointments via Zoom. Mental health concerns or stressful events can lead to diminished academic performance or a reduction in the ability to function well. If you or a student you know is struggling with life on or off-campus, help is available by calling (740) 725-6349 or emailing Leslie Beary (email@example.com) or Ellen Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are in crisis call 9-1-1. To speak to someone outside of normal office hours, students can reach the OSU After-Hours Line at (614) 292-5766. Help is also available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling (800) 273-8255 or contacting Crisis Text Line by texting 4Hope to 741-741.
Preparing for a Healthy and Productive Semester:
The start of each semester is a transition for everyone, whether you are a returning student or new to our campus. Allow yourself time to acclimate and settle into a routine. Establishing a set schedule and following these tips will help you find a balance and manage the stress that goes along with being a college student.
- Set goals
- Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night
- Manage your time! Create a thorough schedule
- Make a new friend and connect with others on campus
- Know who you are and be true to yourself
Who is Eligible for Counseling and Wellness Services?
The Office of Counseling and Wellness is a resource that is available to all Ohio State University at Marion students. Services are free, confidential and easy to schedule. Common reasons students request services, include:
- Feeling stressed out or anxious
- Feeling down or depressed
- Relationship concerns
- Sleep problems
- To complete a wellness screening
- Past or current trauma experiences
- Sexual Orientation/Identification
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Suicidal thinking
- Struggles with time management
- Concerns about substance use
- Resource referrals
Scheduling an Appointment
The easiest way to schedule an appointment is to email Leslie (email@example.com) or Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Every effort is made to have the student seen within a few days to a week of the initial contact. In the first appointment, students can expect to begin the conversation to discuss what is troubling them and explore ideas/treatment that will lead to a resolution. Students guide the process related to the frequency and duration of the counseling process.
Leslie Beary, MSW, LISW-SManager of Mental Health & Wellness Services
Leslie J. Beary is a Licensed Independent Social worker with Supervision Endorsement licensed through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Leslie earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She has worked extensively in community mental health, trauma and intervening with psychiatric crises. Leslie’s role on the Marion campus is to assist students with life’s challenges and foster wellness, leading to academic success.
Ellen Thomas, MS, LSWMental Health & Wellness Counselor
Ellen is a Licensed Social worker with 23 years of clinical experience. She loves working with college students and helping them address stress, challenges, and mental health symptoms in order to feel better sooner than later and improve functioning. She specializes in trauma treatment and believes that decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health is one of the best things you can do to help students reach out for help.
Need Help Now? Crisis/Hotlines
OSU After Hours Hotline (8:00 pm - 8:00 am and weekends: (614) 292-5766. OSU students can speak to a license mental health counselor after hours to receive support, guidance and resources.
Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741 741 and a trained crisis counselor will respond within 5 minutes via text message to assist you.
National Suicide Prevention LifeLife: Available 24/7 (800) 273-8255
Autumn 2021 Semester (click to expand)
Stress Buster Breaks – every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:15 pm in-person (location TBD) starting Sept 8th to Nov 24th
Healthy Grab and Go Breakfast – In-person, September 2nd, 9 to 11 am, first floor Morrill Hall
Suicide Prevention Week Cookout – September 8th, 11 to 1 pm, outside of Morrill Hall
REACH Suicide Prevention Training – In-person, September 9th, 12:30 to 2 pm, MR 219
You Snooze, You Win – Virtual – Thursday, Sept 23rd – 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Wellness Screenings – In-person, multiple locations – October 7th, 10:30 to 1:30
Mindfulness Meditation Retreat – In-person – Friday, October 8th – 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Guthery Room
REACH Training – In-person – Wednesday, October 20th – 3 to 4:30pm, MR 160
You Snooze, You Win – In-person – Thursday, Nov 4th – 12:30 to 1:30 pm, MR 160
Bringing Back Balance – In-person – Tuesdays, Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th – 12:30 to 1:30
Health Grab and Go Breakfast – In-person, December 8th, 9 to 11 am, Science and Engineering Building
Visit the Ohio State Marion Veteran's webpage
Veteran's Administration Resources
To enroll for VA Services:
Chat online with a VA Counselor:
211marion.org or call 2-1-1
Information and referral to health & human
services in Marion County
Complete an anonymous, online mental wellness screening (a check-up from the neck up!)
Marion Campus Food Pantry
Organized and operated by the Buckeye Food Alliance student organization.
Hours of Operation: TBD
Please direct questions about the pantry to MRNemail@example.com
Students! Reserve a Free, Fresh Produce Box to be delivered to campus for a no contact pick up on the following dates: September 23th October 14th & 28th November 12th Email Leslie Beary (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your box and receive more information!