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Ohio State Rolls Out App To Help Students Find Mental Health Resources


Ohio State students now have access to a new wellness app to find mental health resources.

The "Ohio State: Wellness" app is available on Apple devices with iOS 13 or higher installed. It gives students access to resources available both within the university and outside of it.

Students, faculty and staff developed the wellness app to include the appropriate content and make it easy to use. That came out of a recommendation from the university’s Suicide and Mental Health Task Force, which was formed after the deaths of two students in 2018.

The app is divided in four sections that let students find information on wellness (Explore), locate support and resources (Support), track their goals (My Wellness), and let someone know if they're in crisis (Crisis).

University officials plan to add features to an existing app available to Android users.

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.