Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Family and Loved Ones

Being a student at The Ohio State University is exciting. College years are generally met with great enthusiasm and looked back on with nostalgia. Yet, as with any stage in life, there are opportunities and challenges. There is much to navigate as students balance academic priorities, internship and career options, finances, relationships, schedules, nutrition, sleep, stress management and more. While your student is capable of a great deal, this can all be overwhelming.

At times, you may worry about your student and want to know how to help them. While we are not able to share information outwardly, we are able to consult and support you with information and clarification about mental health resources at Ohio State, how to talk with your student and how to refer them to resources available.

If you have concerns and would like to discuss helpful options with your student, first familiarize yourself with our service options. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to call Student Life's Counseling and Consultation Service and request a call back from a counselor at 614-292-5766.

For more in-depth information and tips for families and loved ones, explore our Emotional Fitness blog written by Dr. Ryan Patel, Psychiatrist at CCS.

By law, we are not allowed to disclose any health-protected information about any of our clients without a client’s written consent except if a client is an immediate threat to themselves or the community. Please talk to your student regarding whether you have permission to their health information before asking us about their treatment with us.