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MENTAL HEALTH

Kent State University is committed to raising awareness about mental health in the workplace, reducing stigma associated with mental illness, and most importantly, bringing awareness and resources to support treatment and self-care.

If you, a co-worker or a loved one suffer from depression or other mental health issues, it can feel like being lost in the woods. Kent State aims to provide the necessary resources to assist you on the path to recovery. Early intervention, coupled with supportive services is available through Impact Solutions, our employee assistance program. 

You can also view more of our partners in wellness that offer services, ranging from depression screening to counseling and crisis intervention, that help employees and students thrive by maintaining and improving their mental health.

Be Well Solutions-Employee Wellness

Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources is pleased to partner with Be Well Solutions to enhance our commitment to support and promote the health and well-being of the university community. 

All full-time, benefits eligible employees have the opportunity to participate in a number of resources around nutrition, exercise, emotional balance, being a smart patient….to name a few. In addition, employees have access to a confidential online health risk assessment (HRA), complemented by on-site biometric health screenings offered by Be Well Solutions.

Be Well Solutions will offer telephone, online, and face-to-face health coaching to all benefits eligible employees. Health coaches can assist individuals in addressing any concerns or risk factors that may have been discovered during their assessment or they may also help with personal wellness-related goals. Examples of this include smoking cessation, developing a 5K training plan or weight management. 

Contact:  Be Well Solutions

Phone:  216-378-0888

Email:  info@bewellsolutions.com

Website:  portal.bewelldata.com   

Eligible:  KSU employees

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: 

For first time login, use the following login credentials:

  • Username: FlashLine username with first letter moved to the end. (Example: csmith23 = smith23c)
  • Password*: The format for your ten-character password is MMMYYXXXXX. (Example: below = APR9065432)
    • MMM = the first three UPPER CASE letters of your birth month.
      (i.e. April = APR).
    • YY = the last two digits of your birth year. (i.e. 1990 = 90).
    • XXXXX = the last five digits of your Kent State University (Banner) ID number. (i.e. 898765432 = 65432)
  • *You will be prompted to change your password and complete your profile.
Counseling

The Counseling and Human Development Center offers individual, group, family, couple and child counseling to KSU students, faculty, staff, family and community. The counseling is provided by masters, and doctoral level students preparing for licensure. These students are supervised by a professional licensed counselor.  

Contact: Dr. Jason Miller

Address: 325 White Hall

Phone:  330-672-2208

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/centers/chdc

Eligible:  KSU students, employees and their family and community members

Cost:  Free to KSU students, faculty, staff and family; minimal charge (from $5 - $25 based on income) to community members.

Additional Information:  Call to make an appointment 330-672-2208, or visit the office at 325 White Hall. Counseling provides help for a variety of concerns; alcohol and/or drug concerns, anxiety, anger management, career issues, childhood and/or adolescent issues, depression, gender issues, grief, school problems, self-esteem issues, stress, thoughts of suicide and time management.

Crisis Intervention-Women's Center

Staff are available to provide support, resources and referrals to students, faculty and staff around women's health, academic issues and personal issues. Although we may not always be able to provide all you need, we will work with you to help you connect to the appropriate community and campus resources. We know that it can often be the “other things” that get in the way of your ability to be successful in the classroom or your work environment. We are committed to helping you get back on track.

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/crisis-intervention

Eligible:  KSU students, employees.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

Educational Health Programs-Women's Center

Educational programs and services are offered periodically throughout the year through the Women’s Center. They may show a film, have a guest speaker or sponsor a program that makes available further health education for women. Past examples include a film on transsexuality and sexual assault prevention training.

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/programs-events

Eligible:  KSU students, employees.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

Emergency Assistance-Women's Center

The Women's Center provides emergency assistance to students that need additional funding for books, academic supplies, household items, shelter and food. These funds can help a student in a crisis or transition progress toward graduation. The funds are limited and are given out on a first come first serve basis.

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/services-support

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work Life Program-University Benefits

In life, you face a whole range of everyday issues and questions. While managing your work, personal and family needs can become a daily challenge. That's why Kent State University provides the Employee Assistance and Work/Life program through Impact Solutions

The IMPACT program can assist with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, child management, marital concerns or substance abuse. They can also provide assistance for child or elder care, financial or legal matters. All resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. IMPACT services are confidential and provided by credentialed professionals.

IMPACT provides up to six confidential counseling sessions, at no cost. If treatment or services needed go beyond the six sessions, IMPACT will make every effort to transition the client to a provider that participates in their network. 

There are no limitations to telephonic or online resources provided by IMPACT or its comprehensive work/life website. 

Contact:  Impact Solutions

Phone:  800-227-6007

Website:  www.myimpactsolution.com

Eligible:  KSU employees and family members

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  The username to the site is “kent”.  

You can reach IMPACT directly at 1-800-227-6007,  24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

National Alcohol Screening Day-University Health Services

National Alcohol Screening Day® (NASD) is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as free, anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders. The program is designed to provide outreach, screening and education about alcohol’s effects on health for the public. NASD is typically held around the first week in April every year.

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-8266

Website Link

Eligible:  KSU employees, employee dependents, students and community.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  N/A

National Depression Screening Day-University Health Services

National Depression Screening Day® (NDSD) is a nationwide, community-based mental health-screening program. NDSD offers both in-person and online screening for four of the most common and frequently co-occurring mental disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. National Depression Screening Day® is held every October annually.

Contact: Psychological Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2487

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/UHS/special-events​

Eligible:  KSU students, employees, dependents and community.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  A confidential online screening module is also available 24-hours per day throughout the year, and provides individuals with feedback, referrals and resources upon completion. KSU’s online screening can be found at this URL: http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/kent

Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services-Women's Center

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services, (SRVSS - pronounced, "serves"), at Kent State University, was established to educate students about personal safety and violence prevention, to empower them to build healthier relationships, and to be responsive to students in need.

The SRVSS office offers resources and education for:

  • Students
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Personal Safety
  • Sexual Assault and Rape
  • Relationship Violence
  • Stalking

It is our hope that this website will be helpful to anyone in our community who may be dealing with power-based personal violence and are in need of services, education or support.

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/srvss

Eligible: KSU students, employees

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

University Health Services

University Health Services is a full-service primary care medical facility. We can meet the majority of your health care needs including acute problems such as fevers, respiratory illnesses, stomach pains, sprains and strains, skin rashes, and minor emergencies. Appointments in our general medical and women’s health clinic are available for students and employees. Most insurance plans accepted and reasonable self-pay rates are available. 

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2322

Website: University Health Services

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees

Cost:  Costs are dependent on service needed.

Additional Information:  Insurance may be billed for services.