With the removal of college friends, job applications, and loss of access to student resources, the transition to graduate life can be confusing, difficult, and costly. To help guide you, The Lantern has compiled a list of mental health, housing, and career resources for recent graduates. Click on the titles for more information.
Mental health resources
Free or low-cost outpatient mental health treatment:
- Psychological Services Center, Ohio State Department of Psychology:
- Graduate students in clinical psychology, supervised by licensed psychologists, offer free counseling to all adults in downtown Ohio. The clinic treats depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorders and other mental health conditions.
- To schedule an appointment, call 614-292-2345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Open Path Psychotherapy Collective:
- The group connects people without insurance or who cannot afford adequate mental health treatment with providers in their area. There is a one-time fee of $ 59 and sessions usually cost between $ 30 and $ 60.
- It offers face-to-face and online appointments.
- To contact the group, send an email Info@openpathcollective.org or Online chat.
- Ohio American Mental Health Pro Bono Counseling Program:
- Volunteer mental health professionals offer free short-term counseling (12 or fewer sessions) to qualified individuals in Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware counties. Patients should be referred to the program.
- To apply here. For questions or additional information, call 614-884-7227 or email email@example.com.
Addiction resources and treatment:
- Columbus Public Health Program for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outpatient Treatment:
- It provides individual and group counseling sessions, as well as specialized groups, including opiate use programs and relapse prevention. The program gives priority to pregnant women, intravenous drug users, people with detoxification or recently received from the hospital.
- Use a travel rate scale for payment.
- Call 614-645-6839 for more information and to schedule an evaluation. For those seeking medication-assisted treatment, call 614-645-0479.
- It offers treatment options for substance use disorders at various levels, ranging from early intervention to medically managed hospital care.
- Specialized care for alcohol, heroin, cocaine, prescription opioids, benzodiazepines and other substances.
- Works with insurance companies and offers payment resources for uninsured patients.
- For an intake assessment or additional information, call 877-592-7680.
- National suicide prevention lifeline 24 hours a day: 800-273-8255
- Columbus Suicide hotline 24/7: 614-221-5445
- The Trevor Project 24/7 LGBTQ Suicide Hotline: 866-488-7386
- National Alliance Helpline on Mental Illness: 800-950-6264
Lines of text:
- National crisis text line 24/7: Send the text “HOME” to 741-741
- Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text “4HOPE” at 741-741
- The Trevor LGBTQ Project 24/7 Suicide Prevention Line of Text: Send the text “HOME” to 678-678
Resources for housing
- The Housing Choice Voucher program offers rental assistance for families with very low incomes, the elderly and the disabled.
- He runs public housing in Columbus.
- To contact the home check program, call 614-421-6101. Lists of public housing properties can be found here.
- It provides permanent support housing in Franklin County to people with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and people who have experienced homelessness, connecting people with mental health treatment, primary health care, and job training.
- To apply for housing, call 614-487-6700.
- An alliance of organizations dedicated to providing housing or helping with housing-related needs.
- A complete list of member organizations can be found here.
- Build and restore mixed-income residences and connect residents with community resources, including financial services and educational opportunities.
- Call 380-235-7050 to reach the Columbus office.
- Look for lists of available properties here.
- Professional advice and counseling services:
- The Office of Student Life’s professional counseling and counseling services offer three sessions up to one semester after graduation. Counseling sessions offer advice on careers, internships, graduate studies, making the transition from student to professional and more.
- The OhioMeansJobs Employment Center offers free resources to job seekers, such as career planning, job search skills development, interview preparation, and virtual hiring events.
- Management of the professional career of alumni:
- Bill and Susan Lhota’s Alumni Career Management Office has a wide variety of resources, including job search assistance, career growth, and a job market. Alumni can visit the office website for help with resumes, cover letters, professional development, and more.