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Mental Health

Mental Health & Student Counselling Resources

  1. UC CAPS
  2. 24 Hour Crisis Helpline 513-556-0648

    Students and members of the UC community concerned about students have access to mental health crisis care and consultation 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our crisis line provides care 24/7 while we are closed for in-person services. After hours you may call our direct number at 513-556-0648 and press 1, to speak with a counselor. During business hours, you can call this same number and request to speak with a counselor immediately if in need of crisis support or consultation.

  3. "Let's Talk" sessions
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    A free virtual consultation program which provides easy access to conversations with clinicians from CAPS. This service is available for all UC students, located anywhere, who may not need traditional counseling, but could still benefit from one-on-one support. Click here for more information .

    Let’s Talk is now being offered virtually.  Please view our events on Campus Link for more information, including how to make an appointment.  Let's Talk is a program which provides easy access to clinicians from CAPS. This service is available for all UC students who may not need traditional counseling, but could still benefit from one-on-one support. Confidential conversation and support with counselors from UC CAPS.

     Let's Talk is free and confidential. Students can meet with a clinician for a brief 15-20 minute conversation. Students make an appointment through Sign Up Genius. Clinicians will listen to your concerns and may offer support, information, and resources.

  5. Student Mind Body Skills Course 
  6. The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness specializes in mindfulness programs include mind-body skills training for students and faculty. Mind-body techniques are effective for improving stress, anxiety, depression and well-being across a wide range of populations (e.g., Saunders et al., 2007; Shapiro et al., 1998). Mind-body skills training includes:

    • Meditation/Mindfulness
    • Biofeedback
    • Guided imagery

    The Mind-Body Experiential Course (DOCx) aims to reduce stress and burnout and enhance mental and emotional well-being for students through mind-body skills training. Students learn adaptive stress management and practice evidence-based, mind-body techniques that emphasize healing, self care, awareness, and work-life balance.

    Mind-Body Skills Program Video

    Contact for additional information.

  7. Bearcats Support Network
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    Bearcats Support Network
    aims to fundamentally destigmatize mental health while holistically creating a more inclusive and connected campus through weekly peer to peer support groups & monthly social events

    social media: @ucincybsn   

    Visit to join a BSN Weekly Group!

  9. Center for Integrative Health and Wellness
  10. Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies such as mindfulness approaches, nutrition and health coaching, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga therapy and stress reduction techniques for optimal healing.

    The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness promotes integrative medicine principles at the UC Academic Health Center and throughout the community. We are working to engage members of all colleges and units, along with our community partners, to develop robust integrative health and wellness initiatives and programs.

    Our faculty provide education to enrich and cultivate integrative medicine skills for medical students and promote the value of treating the whole person. Using evidence-based perspectives, graduates will be able to address and counsel patients in the use of integrative modalities, improving patient care and satisfaction. Our researchers are involved in several federally-funded research projects that focus on integrative care

  11. University Health Services-Mental Health
  12. The Mental Health professionals at University Health Services are committed to providing high quality mental health care for the vibrant and diverse students of the University of Cincinnati. Utilizing a holistic approach to treatment, we work collaboratively with primary care and psychiatry providers, as well as our University of Cincinnati campus partners, to meet the ever-changing mental health needs of college students in all phases of their educational careers. We recognize the impact of mental health on physical health, retention in academic programs, and forging healthy ways of living for years to come. It is our pleasure to serve students during this exciting and challenging time of life.

  13. UC Health Psychiatry 
  14. UC Health Psychiatry provides general counseling services to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families who are experiencing emotional difficulties due to stress, behavioral problems, grief or a variety of other life events. We provide evaluation and diagnosis for each patient, along with treatment that can include psychological testing, counseling, psychopharmacology management and other various treatment options based on each individual’s unique situation.

  15. The National Grad Crisis Line
  16. 1.877.GRAD.HLP (1.877.472.3457)

  17. GoGrad
  18. Mental Health in Grad School
    Recognizing, Understanding & Overcoming Mental Health Issues in Grad School

  19. Dragonfly Mental Health
  20. Dragonfly Café facilitates academics of all disciplines from around the world to support each other in cultivating mental health in both live events and through an online platform.

Contact Us

Office of
Graduate Education

Medical Sciences Building
Suite 1055
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670548
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0548

Mail Location: 0548
Phone: 513-558-5626