Physical and Mental Health Checklist
I have a hard time sleeping.
Stress, anxiety, depression—all can influence sleep patterns. Talking with a counselor can help. Contact the Counseling Center at 614-823-1333 to find out more.
I have flu-like symptoms.
Flu symptoms include high fever, headache, muscle aches, runny nose, sore throat, chills, dry cough and just feeling sick. They usually last three-five days. Sore throat, cough and exhaustion may last up to two weeks. Call the Student Health Center at 614-823-1345 or go to OhioHealth Urgent Care at ohiohealth.com/urgentcarecenters
The end of an important relationship has me down.
Break-ups may be common, but they are painful and can make it hard for you to function normally. Talking it out with a friend can help. Seeing a counselor on campus can also make a big difference. Contact the Counseling Center at 614-823-1333.
I have a cold that I cannot shake.
It may not be a cold. You may have a sinus infection or something else. Call the Student Health Center at 614-823-1345 or go to OhioHealth Urgent Care at ohiohealth.com/urgentcarecenters.
I feel stressed and anxious about classes and responsibilities.
Stress and anxiety are two of the more common reasons why students seek counseling. Counseling can help students identify strategies for coping. Contact the Counseling Center at 614-823-1333. Or go online to thepath.taoconnect.org for online mental health checklists, learning modules, and self-improvement tools.
I occasionally take prescription drugs that are not prescribed to me.
The use of someone else’s prescription drugs can be as dangerous as illicit drugs and may result in legal consequences. A Wellness staff member (614-823-1250) will be happy to share more information.
Winter weather gives me the blues.
If taking time to indulge in some of your favorite activities doesn’t help, consider seeing a counselor. Contact the Counseling Center at 614-823-1333. Physical activity can also help improve your mood. Call Campus Fitness and Recreation at 614-823-3553. Sometimes in this area of the country, people are vitamin deficient because of the gray, overcast days. Contact the Health Center at 614-823-1345 for further information.
Drinking alcohol or smoking weed helps me cope.
Using alcohol or drugs to cope may cause additional problems—such as legal action and dependency. Talking with a Wellness staff member can provide a reality check about the consequences of self-medication. Addressing your problems by talking with a friend, parent or counselor can also help. Contact the Counseling Center at 614-823-1333.
I don’t have energy.
Exercise gives you energy by reducing stress levels and improving mood. Call Campus Fitness and Recreation at 614-823-3553.
I have thoughts about harming myself.
The percentage of college students who have suicidal thoughts is on the rise. Tell someone—a friend, parent, RA or faculty member—if you are concerned about yourself or a friend. Seek information if you recognize the need for help before your thoughts of self-harm become severe. Contact the Counseling Center at 614-823-1333, Student Affairs at 614-823-1250, Otterbein police at 614-823-1222, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.