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.
Supported by Counseling and Consultation Service:
Become a Mental Health Navigator
Learn how to better support your friends and other students you connect with in your student organizations, residence halls, Greek houses and beyond. Attend this drop-in workshop to sharpen your listening skills, prepare you to more accurately recommend mental health resources at Ohio State and earn the role of Mental Health Navigator as we grow the Culture of Care on campus. Just drop-in at this weekly workshop or request it specifically for your group. Request a Mental Health Navigator Workshop.
Other 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:
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.
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.
Peer Assistance Line - The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations in order to gain support and learn about campus resources. Student volunteers are available to provide peer-to-peer assistance that promotes and enhances student development and wellbeing.
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.
Pan-Asian Mental Wellness Association (PMWA) - PMWA aspires to build a community that will conquer the socio-cultural barriers that prevents people achieving mental wellness through education, advocacy and dialogue.
Project HEAL - Project HEAL is a national organization that fundraises to provide treatment grants and spread awareness and body positivity.
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.
If your student organization focuses on mental health or well-being and not listed here, please let us know.
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: