In an effort to help preserve the well-being of the Ohio University community, the content of this site provides answers to frequently asked questions about psychological health and the University's response to it.
What is mental health?
According to the Surgeon's General Report on Mental Health, mental health "refers to the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity."
What is a mental disorder?
What are the signs or symptoms of a mental health problem?
- Poor school performance
- Unhealthy relationships
- Mood swings or a change in personality
- Signs of an eating disorder
- Withdrawal from friends or activities
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- An increase in the use of drugs or alcohol
- Talking or writing about suicide or death
How prevalent are mental health problems nationally?
What should I do if I suspect someone has a mental health problem?
Students can call Counseling and Psychological Services 24 hours a day/seven days a week at (740) 593-1616 to speak with a counselor. The CPS office welcomes walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. CPS also provides consultation to faculty, administrators and parents of students.
What other University resources are available?
What are some ways to manage stress?
- Exercising 20 minutes a day
- Eating healthy foods
- Reducing the use of alcohol and drugs
- Sleeping at least 7 hours a night
- Talking to someone about your problems
- Staying organized