At Rhodes State, the emphasis on mental health and wellness extends to students, faculty, and employees. Recognizing that mental well-being encompasses emotional, behavioral, and cognitive aspects, the impact on physical health, relationships, and daily lives is acknowledged. Addressing mental health and wellness empowers every member of the community to achieve their full potential. Explore the resources and free services available, including counseling services, support groups, and workshops. Well-being matters and Rhodes State is here to support individuals on their journey.

Campus Services

TimelyCare: A telehealth program providing free 24/7 virtual mental and emotional support, crisis management, and valuable well-being tools.

Mental Health Peer Advocates: Students empowering students by sharing life experiences, fostering inclusivity, and reducing mental health stigma through education and support.

Student Advocate: A Case Manager assisting students through life's challenges, providing access to on-campus and community supports and services tailored to their needs.

Emergency Services

If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of others, please contact the Security Office immediately at (419) 995-8499.


988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help you or others experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotional distress

Anyone can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Rhodes State College offers access to TimelyCare, a comprehensive telehealth program. providing free 24/7 virtual mental and emotional support, crisis management, and valuable well-being tools. It's important to note that this service is available at no cost to currently enrolled students (College Credit Plus students are currently not eligible). In addition to mental health support, TimelyCare extends its services to encompass medical assistance and self-care tools, ensuring a holistic approach to students' overall health. For more details and to access these valuable resources, visit the TimelyCare webpage.

Privacy is strictly protected within legal limits. Information about student contact with TimelyCare will not be released without their prior consent except in cases of imminent threat of harm or when abuse of a child or vulnerable adult may be occurring.

Crisis Contacts

Crisis Text Line 741.741 – Free, National, Confidential Crisis Text Line
National Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 656- HOPE (4673)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) -

Online Mental Health Screening and Resources

Veterans: Make the Connection:
Guide to College Student Mental Health:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.:

Access and information regarding community resources (i.e. housing, financial assistance, treatment): Text 2-1-1 for help 24/7

Faculty and staff members may find that some students feel comfortable sharing more personal information with them. Your response can be critical in determining whether the student accesses available mental health resources. If you are concerned about a student, it is important to know what to look for and how to make a referral. Here are some possible signs of distress:

  • Academic difficulty 
  • Excessive procrastination
  • Change in performance
  • Repeated requests for special consideration or accommodations
  • Excessive absence or tardiness
  • Excessively anxious when called upon in class
  • Unusual or changed interaction patterns
  • Inability to stay awake in class
  • Disruptive or threatening behavior
  • Written work with references to self-harm or content that appears bizarre
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Change in appearance and hygiene
  • Dramatic weight gain or loss
  • Swollen or red eyes
  • Uncharacteristic changes in mood
  • Impaired speech
  • Inappropriate or exaggerated emotional reactions
  • Smell of alcohol/marijuana or evidence of excessive alcohol/drug use
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disrupted sleep or appetite

If you have concerns for a student, please complete an Incident Reporting Form to notify the appropriate staff member. As always, if you know of an immediate risk of harm to a student or anyone else, call 419-995-8499.

What should I do after referring a student?

Follow-up: After making a referral, it can be helpful to arrange a time to speak with the student again. This helps to communicate your concerns and interests
Maintain: Continue to provide clear and consistent boundaries and expectations with the student in your staff or faculty role.

Carelon Employee Assistance Program (available to any employee)

Life is busy. When you need more resources to manage it all, the 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professionals can help. The EAP provides information, guidance and support to help you and your family reach your personal and professional goals, manage daily stresses and develop fulfilling relationships.

EAP Services Include:

  • Counseling Services: You and your household members each receive 5 in-person or virtual visits per issue, per year. Talk one-on-one with an experienced, licensed counselor for support with stress management, strengthening relationships, work/life balance, grief and loss, and more. You can access a counselor face-to-face, online or by phone—whichever is most convenient for you. As with all EAP services, your conversation will be strictly confidential.
  • Legal Services:
    • Divorce Landlord and tenant issues
    • Real estate transactions
    • Wills and power of attorney
    • Civil lawsuits and contracts
    • Identity theft recovery
  • Financial Services:
    • Saving for college
    • Debt consolidation
    • Mortgage issues
    • Estate planning
    • General tax questions
    • Retirement planning
    • Family budgeting
  • Work / Life Services:
    • Care services: adult care, caregiver support, child care, special needs care, summer camps, holiday child care and back-up care
    • Education services: education resources including preschools, public and private schools, tutors and test preparation, financing, and continuing education
    • Growing family services: information on parenting, adoption, pregnancy, nursing, returning to work and infertility
    • Convenience services: help with consumer issues, emergency services, home maintenance and repair, pet care, relocation, community volunteering and more 
  • Online Resources: Visit the Achieve Solutions website to access articles and tools such as videos, calculators and quizzes to help you improve your health and manage life events. You can also search for service providers in your area. The site is available in English and Spanish. Topics include:
    • Depression
    • Strengthening marriage and relationships
    • Stress management
    • Anxiety
    • Conflict management
    • Weight management
    • Communication

Phone: 1-877-233-0976 Website:

New York Life Benefit Solutions (available to any employee that is a .5 FTE or above)
The 24/7 a Life Assistance Program advocate can help assess your needs and develop a solution through online tools and community resources for the following:

  • Visit with a specialist: Face-to-face sessions with a behavioral counselor available to you and your household members.
  • Monthly Webinars Educational seminars on a variety of relevant topics such as managing your life, work, money and health, are available in a quarterly calendar of monthly webcasts distributed to your employer.
  • Achieve work/life balance. For help handling life’s challenges go on line for articles and resources including on family, care giving, pet care, aging, grief, balancing, working smarter, and more.
  • Legal consultation and referrals* Receive a free 30-minute consultation with a network attorney. And up to a 25% discount on select fees.
  • Financial consultations. Receive a free 30-minute consultation and 25% discount on tax planning and preparation.

Phone: 1-800-344-9752

Rhodes State College is committed to providing education, prevention, emotional support, intervention and postvention to all students, faculty, and staff at a high risk for suicide and for those impacted by suicide with the goal of reducing suicides and other self-destructive behaviors. This commitment is demonstrated through the mental health and wellness services provided and in the Suicide Prevention and Response Policy

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Warning Signs

  • Making suicide threats
  • Substance Abuse
  • Giving away possessions
  • Engaging in risk-taking behaviors
  • Self-harm (cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Frequently talking about death
  • Drastic changes in mood and behavior
  • Feeling like a burden to others
  • Acquiring the means for suicide (guns, drugs, rope, etc.)
  • Talking about a specific plan regarding how they might harm themselves
  • Aggressiveness and Irritability
  • Isolating self, social withdrawal
  • Persistent feelings of hopelessness, no hope for the future
  • Persistent depression, sadness, lack of energy
  • Major changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Making final arrangements (writing a will, etc.)

Protective Factors

  • Stay connected with others
  • Learn new coping skills for stress, depression, or anxiety
  • Make sure to get enough sleep, 7+ hours each night
  • Proper nutrition and exercise boost the body’s natural stress relief system
  • Make sure to take care of any health needs you may have
  • Get outside! Research shows that exposure to natural vitamin D (sunshine) boosts our mood
  • Be kind to yourself, everybody makes mistakes and has bad days
  • Reach out if you are struggling – free and confidential services are available for Rhodes State students and their families

Rhodes State College’s Student Code of Conduct includes standards of conduct concerning the possession, sale, serving, and consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs on campus. These policies and rules reflect a concern for the health and safety of the campus community and apply to College faculty, students, staff, visitors, and guests.

Programs and Treatment Referral

In support of and compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, please be advised that the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students on College property or as part of any institutional activity is prohibited. The College will impose appropriate sanctions on students, up to and including expulsion and referral for prosecution for violation of this standard of conduct.

Off-campus Resources

Ohio Behavioral Health Care, Lima: (419) 222-7180
Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration Help Line: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Warning Signs That You or a Friend May Be Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol:

  • Are you/your friend taking in larger amounts of alcohol or drugs over a longer period of time than intended?
  • Have you/your friend had unsuccessful efforts at cutting back?
  • Do you/your friend have to spend time recovering from use, or spend time seeking out activities where you can use?
  • Do you/your friend crave alcohol or drugs?
  • Does your/friend’s use cause problems in your relationships?
  • Have you/your friend given up activities that used to be enjoyable so that you can use alcohol or drugs?
  • Do you/your friend have work or school problems or other consequences because of use?
  • Does it take more now to give you/your friend the same effect it used to in lesser quantities?
  • If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, you/your friend are likely experiencing addiction.

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