Office of Student Life

Students Helping Students

Buckeyes are resilient and there are many ways you can support other students, cultivate a Culture of Care and keep our community strong.

Opportunities Through Student Life:

Join the mental health movement and take part in one of the many organizations on campus dedicated to positive mental health and well-being:

Peers Reaching Out - Peers REACHing Out (“PROs”) is a undergraduate student cohort of the Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program who serve as campus leaders in suicide prevention and mental health promotion through the pillars of outreach, education and advocacy.  

Wellness Coaching - Wellness Coaches meet one-on-one with students to help increase their ability to create the life they want to live, both now and in the future. Wellness Coaches take a positive approach to personal development, focusing on strengths and using the Nine Dimensions of Wellness as a framework for generating individualized, meaningful goals. 

Student Organizations:

Ohio State Black Mental Health Coalition - To allow Black students in higher education to be able to engage in conversation on the stigma of mental health that affects the community.

Project HEAL - Project HEAL is a national organization that fundraises to provide treatment grants and spread awareness and body positivity.

Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide - Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide (BCAS), a student organization represented at Ohio State’s Columbus and Marion campuses, formed to educate their campuses about mental health issues, the signs of suicide and how to prevent it.

Body Sense - Our purpose is to advocate for a more inclusive Body Positivity Movement by exploring the intersectionality of identity and our relationships with our bodies. 

Mental Health Matters - Our mission is to #EndTheStigma surrounding mental health through our pillars of awareness, education, and celebration to facilitate an environment conducive to positive dialogue.

Buckeyes for Accessibility (B4A) - Disabled Buckeyes, Allies, and Folks still figuring out how Disability fits into their story, coming together to share experiences.

SKY@OSU - SKY @ OSU is a student organization at The Ohio State University that empowers tomorrow’s leaders with tools to build confidence, clarity of mind, social connection, and mindfulness.

If your student organization focuses on mental health or well-being and not listed here, please let us know 

Education

Earn a Wellness Certificate

The OSU Wellness Certificate is an official academic program and appears on your OSU transcript. The certificate is 12 credit hours consisting of on-line and live courses.  Three courses are required and one elective.  The Wellness Certificate is multidisciplinary with courses available in Education, Social Work, Nursing, and Public Health.  For more information, please contact:

Email:  huelshoff-ahumada.1@osu.edu
Phone:  614-247-6225

Become an OSUSPP REACH© Trainer!

REACH Trainers are advocates for the work of the OSU Suicide Prevention Program and help to further our mission to create a campus culture of care. Because we believe that preventing suicide is a shared campus responsibility, we are intentional about recruiting and training staff, faculty, graduate, and professional students who represent a broad range of diverse roles and backgrounds across our campuses to facilitate our trainings. Those who join the team receive excellent training and ongoing support throughout the year to become campus leaders in suicide prevention.