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
Counseling
Counseling Services for Faculty & Staff

Although Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) does not provide mental health services for faculty and staff, the University offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Impact Solutions.  Impact can assist with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, child and eldercare needs, marital concerns or substance abuse. They can also provide assistance for financial, legal or identity theft issues. These resources are confidential and are available to all employees, household members, dependents in and away from home, and parents/parents-in-law. 

For immediate assistance you can reach IMPACT directly at 1-800-227-6007 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Learn more about IMPACT SOLUTIONS through Human Resources

Crisis Intervention-Women's Center
Educational Health Programs-Women's Center
Emergency Assistance-Women's Center
Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work Life Program-Employee Wellness
Koru Mindfulness & Meditation Training

Discover how to incorporate mindfulness skills and meditation into your life to better manage stress during a free, four-week, 75-minute mindfulness class. 

Classes are facilitated by trained Koru Mindfulness instructors. Participants have access to the free ebook through the University Library. 

For more information, please visit the Koru Mindfulness & Meditation Training webpage.

Meditation Across Campus

Free, facilitated, 30-minute meditation sessions, open to all members of the Kent State community.

Dates & Times: Aug. 25 - Thursday, Dec. 8

  • Mondays, 4:15 - 4:45 p.m., SRWC, Studio 2
    • No class on Sept. 5, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21
  • Tuesdays, 12 - 12:30 p.m., Design Innovation Hub, Room 247
  • Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m., Williamson House, Conf. Room
    • No class on Nov. 23
  • Wednesdays, 12 - 12:30 p.m., Student Leadership Center, Room 220
    • No class on Oct. 26 and Nov. 23
  • Wednesdays, 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. (virtual)
Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services-Women's Center
University Health Services