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Mental health is a critical component of our overall health and wellness. Ohio State understands that members of the LGBTQ+ community often face unique mental health challenges; a variety of general and LGBTQ-specific mental health services are available on- and off-campus for Ohio State students, faculty and staff seeking support.
Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service
Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) provides drop-in and by-appointment counseling for Ohio State students. Whether you are seeking support in a one-on-one setting or looking for a support group, we encourage you to explore CCS’ approach to LGBTQ+ mental health care and to take advantage of their services:
- One-on-one counseling by appointment
- Let’s Talk, an informal drop-in consultation program
- Groups, including these LGBTQ-specific options:
- Mental Health Community Provider Database – search for private mental health care providers in the communities surrounding The Ohio State University campuses. Searches can be filtered by gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and more.
Mental Healthcare Financial Assistance
The Student Advocacy Center is currently able to provide financial assistance to students experiencing a financial barrier to seeking mental health treatment, or who are struggling financially as a result of recent mental health care costs. This funding helps make mental health care more affordable and alleviate the stress of outstanding, mental health-related debts. Awards can be up to $3,000. Learn more and apply.
Employee Assistance Program
All eligible Ohio State faculty and staff members on the OSU Health Plan have access to the Employee Assistance Program. Mental health services provided under the Employee Assistance Program include stress management, grief and change counseling, stress awareness and reduction training and individual and couples counseling. We encourage our faculty and staff, including those who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, to become familiar with and take advantage of the free services provided under the Employee Assistance Program.
Additional Support at Ohio State
The following programs and resources at Ohio State and in the community are available to members of the LGBTQ+ community:
Wexner Medical Center: