Buckeye Peer Access Line operates Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight when classes are in session during fall and spring semesters.
Buckeye PAL operating hours for Spring 2020
will begin Monday January 13, 2020.
The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations in order to gain support and learn about campus resources. Student volunteers are available to provide peer-to-peer assistance that promotes and enhances student development and wellbeing.
Common conversation topics with Buckeye PAL include:
- Adjusting to college and university life
- Balancing stress management
- Managing platonic, romantic and family relationships
- Feeling pressure to succeed
- Navigating personal and social identities
What makes the Peer Access Line different from a Crisis Hotline?
Both the Crisis Hotline and Buckeye Peer Access Line can be incredibly valuable for students. If you think you are at risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or contact Columbus Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445. If you want to just talk or need support, especially after hours, BuckeyePAL is a great fit for you!
Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL)
Buckeye PAL provides accessible, peer-to-peer support that promotes and enhances student development, wellbeing and a community of care after hours.
Buckeye PAL volunteers are graduate, professional and undergraduate students who have participated in comprehensive and specific trainings. Volunteers serve as a support system for their peers and will refer them to appropriate resources.
Buckeye PAL volunteers practice active listening skills and are available to simply talk. What you tell a volunteer is generally private. Volunteers will not disclose any information about a client’s identity or situation. However, in circumstances where an individual is in immediate and severe danger, confidentiality is not maintained. Additionally, Buckeye PAL volunteers are mandatory Title IX reporters and will report instances of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, stalking, sex-and gender-based discrimination and pregnancy discrimination.
*The Buckeye PAL does not operate during university breaks, exam weeks or when university offices are closed.
Crisis Hotline is a 24/7/365 service that assesses suicide risk and will help callers in high distress and emergency situations.
Crisis Hotline staff are trained to listen, assess suicide risk and give support to callers in high distress.
Crisis Hotline is a confidential service and works with the caller to reduce risk of harm to self or others. They will provide information and assistance to relatives, friends, co-workers and others who are concerned about a suicidal individual.
After-hours, Counseling and Consultation Service provides crisis consultation for students by calling 614-292-5766 and choosing option 2 which includes weekends and holidays. You also have the option to schedule an appointment to speak with a therapist at https://ccs.osu.edu/schedule-a-phonescreening/.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
- National 24/7 suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
- Columbus, Ohio Suicide hotline: (614) 221-5445
- OSU Reach Campaign
- Save-Suicide Awareness
- Military Veterans Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)
- Suicide Hotline in Spanish: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)
- LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- Crisis Text Life/The Steve Fund for young people of color: Text STEVE to 741741
- SARNCO Sexual assault crisis intervention and prevention program 24/7 hotline: 614-267-7020 ; email email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
- Title IX: 614-247-5838 ; email email@example.com
- TEXT “HOME” TO 741-741
- FREE, 24/7, CONFIDENTIAL.
- Someone texts into Crisis Text Line anywhere, anytime, about any type of crisis.
- A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.
- The specialist helps the person stay safe and healthy with effective, secure counseling and referrals through text message using Crisis Text Line’s platform.
- In Knox and Licking Counties: Dial 2-1-1
- Netcare Access Crisis Hotline at (614) 276-CARE (2273). Netcare provides twenty-four hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention, stabilization and assessment for Franklin County, Ohio residents
- Riverside Methodist Hospital is located at 3535 Olentangy River Road (614) 566-5321
- Mount Carmel West Hospital is located at 793 West State Street (614) 234-5000
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