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Reduce the Stigma. Seek Help. Refer a Flash. 

Here, you’ll find all mental health and well-being services that support the Kent State University community across our campus system and abroad. This site will help you identify resources for yourself or others and provides information on educational resources to enhance learning around mental health and well-being.


Mental Health Support and Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Students can schedule a CAPS consultation with a licensed clinician to develop a personalized plan to address mental health concerns. The plan will include a variety of services, many of which are covered by student fees and outlined below. CAPS is in Van Campen Hall, offering in-person and telehealth services.

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Assessment

Request a consultation with a CAPS clinician to determine if psychological testing is clinically appropriate for you. Testing is available for ADHD, learning disorders, cognitive functioning, personality or substance use concerns.

Consultation is a covered service, while testing is billed to insurance or paid by the student.

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Individual Counseling

See a licensed counselor or psychologist on a short-term basis to address your mental health concerns.

This is a covered service (up to six sessions) for Kent Campus students recommended to individual counseling. Additional sessions can be billed to insurance or paid by the student.

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Group Counseling

Address your mental health concerns while learning about yourself and your relationships in a safe, supportive group led by CAPS clinicians.

This is a covered service (up to six sessions) for Kent Campus students recommended to individual counseling. Additional sessions can be billed to insurance or paid by the student.

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Self-Help Resources

Browse this collection of self-directed resources about common mental health concerns.

This is a covered service. There is no cost for Kent State students.

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Workshops and Skills Series with CAPS

Attend any number of workshops (one session per topic) and skill series (multiple sessions) led by CAPS staff to develop your skills on topics related to mental health and well-being.

This is a covered service. There is no cost for Kent State students.

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Collegiate Recovery Community

Engage with a community of peer support available to students in recovery from substance use disorder or impacted by a friend or family member's substance use. Participate in a weekly group, sober activities and other wellness programs.

This is a covered service. There is no cost for Kent State students.

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Community Partnerships

Connect with off-campus providers for specialized services that will best support your mental health needs. Specialized services may include intensive or long-term treatment. You can also access MiResource, a database of community providers.

Specialized services through Community Partnerships may be billed to insurance or paid by the student.

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Consultation and Crisis Support

Speak with a clinician when experiencing an urgent need. Contact CAPS clinicians during business hours by calling 330-672-2487. After hours, call CAPS at 330-672-2487 and select option 3 to speak to a clinician with IMPACT Student Assistance.

This is a covered service. There is no cost for Kent State students.

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More Support Across Campus for Students, Employees, and the Kent Community

Students, employees and the broader community are welcome to access mental health support at one of many locations on the Kent Campus. The following services are free for Kent State students and are either free or charge a nominal fee for university employees and community members.

The Counseling Center

Schedule individual counseling services to assist with a variety of mental and emotional concerns. Counseling is provided by Counselor Education and Supervision graduate students (licensed or nearing licensure) who are supervised by Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors in the State of Ohio.

Counseling services are in White Hall, Room 325.

These services are free for all Kent State students and employees.

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Psychological Clinic

Meet with graduate student therapists (closely supervised by licensed psychologists) who provide research-supported treatments to help people who are struggling emotionally, feeling unfulfilled or having difficulty managing the stressors of their daily lives. Services by appointment only.

The clinic is in Kent Hall, Room 176.

These services are free for all Kent State students. There is a nominal fee for Kent State employees and community members.

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IMPACT Solutions for Employees

Access your IMPACT Employee Assistance Program for external, confidential support any time. Mental health counseling, life/wellness coaching, medical advocacy, legal/financial/identity theft consultation and more are available.

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Well-Being Resources and Education

Become familiar with specialized resources aimed at providing relief for challenges that may not look like a traditional or commonly known mental health concern. Your well-being is a combination of physical, mental, emotional and social health factors that, when prioritized and addressed, contribute to feelings of happiness and life satisfaction.

CARES (Crisis, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support) Center

Connect with the CARES Center or refer a student to get assistance securing resources that meet most basic needs. The center works to connect all Kent State students with both on and off-campus resources supporting their financial, food, housing, and mental well-being basic needs.

The CARES Center is in the Kent Student Center.

Center for Public Policy and Health

Increase your mental health knowledge, reduce mental illness stigma and develop skills needed to make referrals to appropriate mental health professionals by taking advantage of Mental Health Awareness training. 

Mental Health Awareness Training is free to Kent State students and employees.

DeWeese Health Center

Maintain non-emergency healthcare with board-certified physicians, nurses, pharmacists and radiographers. Examination and treatment for acute illnesses, minor injuries, gynecological services, sexual health, immunizations, X-rays and psychiatry are available.

DeWeese Health Center is across from Beall Hall on Eastway Drive.

Employee health plans and other major insurance carriers are accepted. Self-pay rates are available for uninsured patients.

External Resources and Support

Browse a list of non-emergency and emergency 24/7 help in the city of Kent, state of Ohio and nationwide. There are resources to assist with finding a mental health professional with a shared identity.

Kent State Employee Wellness

View our partners in mental wellness that offer services for employees ranging from depression screening to counseling and crisis intervention.

Employee Wellness focuses on providing services and resources that support Kent State faculty and staff physically, mentally and emotionally.

The location of individual services may vary.

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Programs and Services

Prioritize your overall well-being by taking advantage of programs and services aimed at healthier living, nutrition, and physical and mental wellness. 

Peer Educators

Request a peer educator for a presentation on health-related topics for your student organization, residence hall, academic class or department. 

The Well Hub is in the Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Schedule an appointment to discuss barriers due to temporary or permanent disabilities (including medical, psychological, sensory and learning disabilities) and how to set up reasonable accommodations. Those already connected with SAS can also schedule a Quick Question appointment.

SAS is in the University Library

Regional and Florence Campuses Resources and Support

Locate mental health and well-being services that support the Kent State University Regional and Florence campuses communities here. With services both on and off each campus, this comprehensive list serves as a tool of empowerment to educate and increase access to anyone who may need support.

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Kent State Ashtabula Campus

Request counseling for a range of concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, burnout, substance use, trauma, sexual identity and more. Scheduled and drop-in sessions are available, and referrals are made as needed.

These services are free to students enrolled at the Ashtabula Campus

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Kent State East Liverpool and Salem Campuses (Columbiana County Campuses)

Request to see a licensed clinical counselor to receive support related to mental health concerns. Assessments are available for those who require specialized counseling and a referral to community mental health services.

Counseling services for the East Liverpool Campus are in Purinton Hall, Office 212 G.

Counseling services for the Salem Campus are in the Main Building. Office 104 B.

These services are free to students enrolled at the East Liverpool or Salem campuses.

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Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center

Make an appointment to see a counselor or explore educational workshops, training programs or community resources. We can help with burnout, relationship problems, anger management, grief, substance use/abuse and issues with self-esteem, sexual identity and more.

Counseling services are in Student Services at the Geauga Campus in Burton and the Twinsburg Academic Center.

These services are free to students enrolled at the Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center campuses.

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Kent State Stark Campus

Make an appointment to see a counselor or explore educational workshops, training programs or community resources. We can help with depression, anxiety, burnout, relationship problems, anger management, grief, substance use/abuse and issues with self-esteem, sexual identity and more.

Counseling services are in the lower level of the Campus Center for Stark students.

These services are free to students enrolled at the Stark and Tuscarawas campuses.

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Kent State Tuscarawas Campus

Make an appointment to see a counselor or explore educational workshops, training programs or community resources. We can help with depression, anxiety, burnout, relationship problems, anger management, grief, substance use/abuse and issues with self-esteem, sexual identity and more.

Counseling services are offered through telehealth appointments for Tuscarawas students.

These services are free to students enrolled at the Stark and Tuscarawas campuses.

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Kent State Trumbull Campus

Request counseling services for issues with stress, test anxiety and time management, addictions, substance abuse, sexual identity, relationships and more. A brief screening can determine the need for a mental health professional.

Counseling services are offered in the Technology Building and remotely.

These services are free for students at the Trumbull Campus.

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College of Podiatric Medicine

Schedule in-person or virtual appointments for individual counseling, consultation and referrals.

The office is located at 6000 Rockside Woods Blvd. (4th floor) in Independence, Ohio.

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CPM Services through Case Western Reserve University

Speak with a counselor on call at 216-368-5872 or you may speak with a counselor any time through the TalkNow feature of http://timelycare.com/cwru. CWRU offers individual and group counseling, medication evaluation, and substance use/abuse and recovery support.

Counseling services are in the Sears Building on the CWRU campus or offered remotely.

CPM students are eligible for these services on a short-term basis (usually 12 or fewer sessions).

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Florence

Set up an appointment to be seen by the Counseling and Wellbeing Services team in Florence. We offer a variety of support services to help you through challenges that may arise while studying abroad.

Counseling and Wellbeing Services are offered in Palazzo Vettori (KSU Florence Center).

These services are free for students studying abroad.

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Call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for free, 24/7 confidential support for people in distress or for prevention and crisis resources for you or loved ones.  

Please call 911 if you are concerned about the immediate safety of an individual or the safety of others. 

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