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Additional Resources

Community Referrals

The Counseling Center works closely with mental health providers in the local community to offer students easy access to appropriate levels of care. Students may be referred for specialized care for a particular diagnosis, or for longer term, ongoing therapy. Students are encouraged to contact providers directly or work with Counseling Center staff to set up an appointment. A list of Local Mental Health Providers (PDF) located in Westerville is provided here for you convenience. A list of Mental Health Providers located in the greater Columbus area (PDF) is also provided here. Please note these providers are not officially affiliated with Otterbein University and the student/family will be responsible for any counseling fees. Many providers accept most forms of insurance.

General mental health resources

Please let your counselor know if you find any of the following resources helpful. Together, we can incorporate the findings into your counseling sessions.  

  • Mental Health America of Franklin County - 614.221.1441 works to promote mental health and improve the lives of those affected by mental health issues through advocacy, education and support services.
  • 'Half of Us' LogoHalf of Us is a multi-media website dedicated to mental health education, reducing stigma and exploring resources available on campus for students and their friends.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness LogoNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families.
  • Netcare - 614.276.2273 provides 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention, stabilization and assessment for Franklin County, Ohio residents. Services are available to anyone, regardless of the ability to pay.
  • ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource offering college students information about mental health and other health concerns and suicide prevention. It also gives students the ability to ask questions and seek help.

Mental Health Resources By Topic

Healthcare Resources

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other related disorders. Professionals at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) describe and rate apps such as Headspace, Pacifica, Self-Help Anxiety Management, What's My M3, PTSD Coach, T2 Mood Tracker, MindShift, WorryWatch, Breathe2Relax, MoodKit and more. Learn more here.

24-Hour Text Line

Crisis Text Line - TEXT "4HOPE" to 741741. The free, 24/7, Crisis Text Line serves anyone in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information via text. Here's how it works:

  1. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals - all through text message using Crisis Text Line's secure platform.

Otterbein University Counseling Center: Disclaimer Statement
The information, resources and links contained in our Counseling Center website are intended for educational purposes only. They do not constitute or imply endorsement or warranty. We invite any students, faculty or staff who have questions about any of the content to contact our center directly at 614.823.1333.

/The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is located at 146 W. Home St.

Appointment Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.1333
e/ counseling@otterbein.edu

/Also See...

/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

p/ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
e/ suicidepreventionlifeline.org

24-Hour Crisis Text Line
Text: 4HOPE to 741741