Ohio State News Alert: Physical safety, mental health resources available for students


(Source: https://news.osu.edu/ ) A number of resources are available to help the physical and mental health of students and the larger Buckeye community, Kristina M. Johnson, president of The Ohio State University, said in her latest health, safety and well-being update today.

The Rave Guardian safety app is available to students, faculty and staff, offering a variety of benefits, including faster delivery of Buckeye Alerts and safety notices from the Department of Public Safety. A unique aspect of the app is the ability for users to choose friends or family to follow them via GPS tracking as they travel around the campus area.

Johnson also shared information about the on-demand mental health resources the university offers. This includes wellness coaching, “Let’s Talk” and “Silver Cloud,” which serve as options for students who may not have a lot of free time, yet still want support and to be able to talk to a mental health expert.

(Source: https://news.osu.edu/ )