Maintaining work-life balance and taking time to attend to your mental health is imperative to overall well-being. Explore these resources and reach out for assistance when needed.


  • Community counseling services
  • Community support groups
  • Crisis Text Line: Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.
  • Cultural Resource Centers: The centers provide support services and opportunities for all members of the OSU community to learn about different cultures and communities in a safer environment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: If you’re struggling with a work or family issue, free confidential help is just a call away.
  • Events: University Events strategizes, plans and implements high-impact events and special projects for internal and external audiences.
  • Family Resource Center: The Family Resource Center advocates for and provides quality programming and services to all OSU families with dependent care needs to support the academic, professional and personal growth and success of the whole person.
  • International moms group: IMG provides opportunities for international mothers to learn and discuss parenting topics, maternal-child health issues, early childhood development, healthy relationships, cultures and customs, as well as practice English, build community, and support each other.
  • Kognito training module: A new online training simulation using avatars is being offered to Oregon State students, staff and faculty to help gain skills around mental health and suicide prevention.
  • Mentoring/Faculty student mentoring program: Guidance through students' first year is important. You can make a difference
  • Mindfulness and meditation: Engage in an ancient meditation practice that facilitates calmness, peace and balance in one’s life.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • Paid Parental Leave: Oregon State University (“university”) will provide eligible faculty members with paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child to care for and bond with their newborn or newly-adopted child.
  • Parent Connection group through Family Resource Center
  • Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center: 24/7 support for all OSU community members affected by sexual harassment, including sexual assault, unwanted sexual experiences, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking
  • University Ombuds: The University Ombuds Office promotes a civil and inclusive campus community by providing informal, impartial, and confidential* conflict management services to all members of the university community.
  • Veteran Resource Center: We are here to assist all members of the Military Connected Community.
  • Work Life: The Office of Work-Life aims to support and promote the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life.