Sophia Tobias, Murielle Marra, and Rachel Cacchillo- Saxophone Trio
Tuesday November 19th
Ni Yan and Leslie Maaser- Harp and Flute
Wednesday November 21st
Lane Champa Violin
Wednesday November 21st (cont.)
Ginevra Pintor- Vocalist
Thursday November 22nd
Friday November 23rd
Student Mental Health Wellness Resources
School can be a very stressful time. As a student, sometimes we can get overwhelmed with classes, exams, and work. It is even more important during these times that we are aware of our health, including mental health, so we can be proactive in our own wellness and reach out for guidance when needed. Below is a menu of resources available to College of Pharmacy students within in our college and across campus.
In-House College of Pharmacy Psychologist
Shawn Levstek is an embedded psychologist in the College of Pharmacy for our students.
- Works with students to address any mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, substance use, eating disorders, trauma, and more.
- Refers students to connect with other resources as appropriate, including mental health providers in the community, psychotherapy groups, medication providers, or LD/ADHD testing.
- Office is located in Riffe 142, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:00-5:00.
- To schedule an appointment, please email: email@example.com
Counseling and Consultation Service
This service has two locations on campus; the 4th floor of the Younkin Success Center, and the 10th floor of Lincoln Tower.
- To set up an appointment, call 292-5766 to set up a phone triage appointment, or
- Visit the website to create an appointments online: https://ccs.osu.edu/schedule-a-phone-screening/
The Counseling Center offers
- Free drop-in workshops: https://ccs.osu.edu/drop-in-workshops/ and
- Offers a large number of psychotherapy groups:https://ccs.osu.edu/groups/
Department of Psychology
The department of psychology offers Psychological Services, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and addiction recovery services to both students and members of the community: https://psychology.osu.edu/psc/services
Couples and Family Therapy
Ohio State has a Couples and Family Therapy clinic on campus:https://cftc.ehe.osu.edu/
Community Provider Database
This database contains hundreds of clinicians and allows one to search for mental health providers in the Columbus area using a number of filtering criteria, such as gender, competence areas, and insurance type.
- Search the database on CCS website: https://ccs.osu.edu/cpd/
The SMART Lab on campus (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) is located in the PAES building, and offers biofeedback and instruction on how to use these programs and other relaxation techniques: https://u.osu.edu/smartlab/
The Student Wellness Center offers
- Wellness Coaching: https://swc.osu.edu/services/wellness-coaching/ and
- Nutrition Counseling:https://swc.osu.edu/services/nutrition-education/
Counseling and Consultation Service crisis line is available to students after hours every day of the year. Simply call the counseling center number, 292-5766, and hold on the line to speak with an on-call counselor after hours.
Is there a resource you would like to see that is not listed? Feel free to reach out to any of the wellness innovators, wellness officers, or you can leave anonymous feedback in Emily Keeler’s mailbox.
Join us for a round-table discussion on:
The Neuroscience of Self-Control
Thursday, November 1, 2018
US Bank Theater, Ohio Union
Open to the public. Free admission.
Blood Battle – Ohio State vs. Michigan 2018
American Red Cross will host:
Ohio State College of Pharmacy
Parks Hall Room 104
500 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
11 am – 5 pm
To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: buckeyes. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
Help beat Michigan from October 29 – November 21! Come to give and get a Blaze Pizza coupon, t-shirt, and a chance to win two OSU-Michigan game tickets!
Sunday October 14th
Joe Guthrie, MusicCare- Guitar
James 15th Floor
Monday October 15th
Pat Buzzard- Singer/Songwriter
Tuesday October 16th
Sabrina Tutstone- Jazz Singer
Wednesday October 17th
Lane Champa- Violin
Thursday October 18th
Tiffany Envid- Harp
Mary Heger, MusicCare Volunteer- Piano
Friday October 19th
Gabe Koempel- Jazz Guitar
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD
Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows. Many adolescents are also living in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics. Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness.
Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14
Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. Harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving. Eating disorders are also of concern.
Growing recognition of the importance of building mental resilience
Fortunately, there is a growing recognition of the importance of helping young people build mental resilience, from the earliest ages, in order to cope with the challenges of today’s world. Evidence is growing that promoting and protecting adolescent health brings benefits not just to adolescents’ health, both in the short- and the long-term, but also to economies and society, with healthy young adults able to make greater contributions to the workforce, their families and communities and society as a whole.
Prevention begins with better understanding
Much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness. Prevention begins with being aware of and understanding the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness. Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents to help them cope with everyday challenges at home and at school. Psychosocial support can be provided in schools and other community settings and of course training for health workers to enable them to detect and manage mental health disorders can be put in place, improved or expanded.
Investment by governments and the involvement of the social, health and education sectors in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programs for the mental health of young people is essential. This investment should be linked to programs to raise awareness among adolescents and young adults of ways to look after their mental health and to help peers, parents and teachers know how to support their friends, children and students. This is the focus for this year’s World Mental Health Day.
Expressing your emotions through the arts can be one of the more enjoyable components of an overall wellness plan. So many people miss out on the joy of creative expression because they fear they are not “talented” or that they won’t be good at something they try.
You do not have to be artistically inclined to be creative. Elizabeth Scott guarantees us that “studies that examine the effects of art on stress and mood don’t analyze the talent of the subject… just the effect on how they feel afterwards.” According to the American Public Health Association, there is evidence that pursuing your creative side can enhance a person’s mood, emotions and other psychological states that are important to overall health.
I encourage you this month to explore your creative side by:
There is an artist inside all of us with the endless opportunities to express our creative side. Follow your passions and your well-being will thank you! Go Bucks!
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for you to evaluate your benefit options and make your elections for the upcoming year. Open Enrollment for the 2019 benefit plan year will be available November 1-14, 2018.
While health care premiums around the country continue to increase, we are excited to share that, in 2019, all of the employee contribution rates for Ohio State’s faculty and staff medical plans will decrease! In addition, there will be no changes to deductibles, annual maximums or coinsurance/copayments for any health plan, including dental and vision.
Our ability to minimize cost increases this year is the outcome of collaborative efforts by the Office of Human Resources and OSU Health Plan diligently managing our plans and Ohio State faculty and staff making healthy lifestyle wellness choices. It is a rare accomplishment in today’s health care environment, and one that we are proud will benefit our faculty and staff.
We strongly encourage you to visit the Open Enrollment website to learn about your 2019 benefits and select the options that best fit your needs for the coming year. You can take a guided online tour of all available options or select a shorter overview of essential information.
The website includes details of all benefit options available during Open Enrollment and what will be new in 2019, such as:
- The move to a quarterly incentive program by Your Plan for Health (YP4H)
- A new option for fitness memberships through YP4H
- A special enrollment opportunity for Short-Term Disability
- Information about participating in Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
New this year, we are reducing the size of printed and mailed material to leverage the improved Open Enrollment website. In addition to the website, Ohio State will provide the following resources in mid-October:
- Decision tools: myBenefitsMentor, an informed enrollment resource that can assist you in making informed health care decisions. The online interactive tool will be available in Employee Self Service (under the eBenefits header), while the paper statement will be mailed to the home address for anyone enrolled in a medical plan prior to August 1, 2018.
- Open Enrollment Overview: A printed overview of Open Enrollment updates sent to your home.
- Presentations: Live webinars, in-person forums and recorded videos presented by benefits consultants.
Ohio State is proud to offer eligible faculty and staff exceptional total rewards, including the benefit options available during Open Enrollment. Learn more at hr.osu.edu/oe.
Associate Vice President