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It’s time we make taking care of our mental health as easy to discuss as our physical health.

It’s OK to struggle with mental health

we’ve all been there
The struggle comes with many names: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, stress and more. They can be brought on by the stress of school and daily life, fear of the coronavirus outbreak, sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse, or racial oppression, to name a few.
It’s time we treat mental health needs more openly as a society. Let’s Talk About It and make it a normal part of life to get help and heal. Talk with your friends and family, OSU staff and mental health professionals. Let’s start the change.

Find Help

 OSU-CHS is a community that cares, and there are resources and programs to help you thrive during the spring semester.

Student Resources

College can be stressful, but you’re not alone. If you ever feel overwhelmed, exhausted or extremely lonely, please know OSU is here to help.

Employee Resources

Mental wellness is very important – now more than ever. OSU offers a variety of mental health resources and trainings for employees.  Use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

Resident Resources

Our healthcare workers have been at the frontline on COVID-19 for many months.  You have been the world’s saving grace during our time of need, but we know it hasn’t been easy.  If you or someone you know is feeling exhausted, overworked, or at your wits end, use these resources to find help.

Help Someone Else

 Be prepared to talk about it. Take part in OSU-CHS free mental health training so you can help your peers and recognize the signs and symptoms of struggle.

Kognito

Learn to recognize warning signs of psychological distress and build skills to encourage someone in crisis to seek help. These online suicide-prevention training modules are designed for campus employees and students.

Mental Health First Aid

Learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders with the Mental Health First Aid course. For more information, or to arrange a course for your department or group, contact Kelsey Ashwood at
kelsey.ashwood@okstate.edu.

QPR Training

Question. Persuade. Refer. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Sign up and join the QPR mission to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives through innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.

Additional Resources

Let's talk

Have you experienced difficulties getting the mental health assistance you need?

 

Email chs.wellness@okstate.edu so we can help!

Make a Report

Do you have concerns about a student and want our team to reach out? Submit a Care report.

 

**This is for NON-EMERGENCY reporting.  If the person poses a threat of harm to self or others, contact the Police IMMEDIATELY by dialing 911.

Campus Mental Health Action Plan

In response to the growing need for expanded mental health services across campus, the CHS Department of Wellness, in conjunction with OSU Stillwater’s Division of Student Affairs, has launched a Mental Health Action Plan in order to bring together additional communications, services and programs for both students, employees, and residents.
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