What is "Let's Talk"?
Let’s Talk program provides drop-in informal mental health consultations on a first-come, first served basis. It’s FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. In the event of an emergency or if you or someone you know is in an imminent danger to themselves or someone else, go to the nearest ER or call 911.
Who should visit “Let’s Talk”?
- Open to all currently registered Ohio State University students
- Students who may not need traditional counseling, but who could benefit from one-on-one support and consultation
What to expect from “Let’s Talk”?
- One-on-one, 15 to 20-minute informal consultation with a staff from Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS)
- No appointment is necessary
- No paperwork is needed (minimal demographic information will be gathered for the purpose of tracking our delivery of service).
- New insight and solutions to your problems and information about other resources on and off campus
- Multi-lingual services available (Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Hindi, and Spanish)
Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.
- Multicultural Center in the Ohio Union [Starts 1/9/2020]
Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. in the Hale Center
- Hale Hall Rm 320 [Starts 1/7/2020
- On 1/14/2020, Let's Talk will be in Hale Hall Rm 201 instead of Rm 320
- Let’s Talk is an informal consultation only. Let’s Talk is not counseling.
- Let’s Talk conversations are not part of students’ releasable records.
- Although Let's Talk consultants are mental health professionals, Let's Talk consultations do not constitute mental health treatment.
- Limits to confidentiality- When there is an immediate threat of harm to you or others, Let's Talk counselors are required by law to report this. When a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated is being abused, Let's Talk consultants are also required by law to report this.
- If your Let's Talk consultant assesses that you could benefit from a higher level of care, every effort will be made to refer you to other appropriate resources at the university and surrounding community.
The "Let's Talk" program is modeled in part on the "Let's Talk" program at Cornell University. We are indebted to our colleagues there for the name and idea; some of the material on their website has been duplicated here with permission. Special thanks to Cornell University CAPS, for sharing their expertise and experience.