Information for Faculty and Staff
Student Mental Health Services is available to support faculty and staff members of Owens State Community College in addressing concerns for students.
Faculty and staff members who have concerns about the safety or mental health of a student may contact Student Mental Health Services (567) 661-2107 during business hours to discuss further. For emergency situations, please contact the Department of Public Safety (567) 661-7575 immediately.
Director of Student Mental Health Services
Location: Bicentennial Hall Rm. 172
Phone: (567) 661-2107
(for non-emergent issues)
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
After Business Hours:
Contact Department of Public Safety at (567) 661-7575
Faculty and staff may refer those students who they have concerns about to Student Mental Health Services.
Reasons for referrals may include but are not limited to:
- symptoms of depression and/or anxiety
- decline in academic performance
- increased absences
- family issues
- other mental health concerns
- adjustment issues.
Whenever possible, faculty members are expected to address individual concerns with students in private prior to making a referral to Student Mental Health Services.
To refer a student, please contact SMHS through at (567) 661-2107 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A student is considered to be experiencing a crisis when his/her mental or emotional condition results in a behavior that constitutes an imminent danger to that individual or another person. This may include:
- Suicidal ideations, plans, or attempts
- Homicidal ideations, plans, or actions
- Loss of contact with reality, which may include hallucinations, extreme confusion, unresponsiveness, uncontrolled behavior, extremely irrational or incoherent speech
- Experiencing recent trauma or abuse
- Students demonstrating distressed behavior (i.e., agitated, hostile, aggressive, violent, and exceedingly argumentative, etc.)
Students, Faculty, Staff, and other members of the campus community are encouraged to report situations that may be in conflict with established standards of behaviors as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct (which can be found here: https://www.owens.edu/conduct/code.pdf), or if members of the campus community are exhibiting concerning behavior that may result in harmful, threatening, or disruptive conduct by using the Incident Reporting Form found at: https://publicdocs.maxient.com/incidentreport.php?OwensCC
Crisis Intervention Protocols:
- Whenever possible, faculty/staff should attempt to address crisis with a student one-to-one in order to help de-escalate the crisis situation (Please see SMHS website for tips on assisting students in distress).
- If student is in imminent danger of harm to self or others, first contact Department of Public Safety (567) 661-7575; then contact SMHS to consult regarding next steps.
- When available, SMHS will meet with student to complete a risk assessment.
- Faculty/Staff can escort student to SMHS or SMHS clinician can come to the student if escorting the student does not seem feasible at the time.
- If a student is determined to be at moderate or high risk of harm to self or others and is in a program which requires clinical assignment or providing services in the community (i.e., nursing, internships), SMHS will work with the overseeing faculty and student to arrange for alternative options until the student’s risk level decreases.
- SMHS will work with the student to identify plans for follow up care and obtain necessary releases of information to ensure that student has followed up with referrals and recommendations.
Response protocols – After Hours
- Contact the Department of Public Safety (567) 661-7575
- Residents of Lucas County – Rescue Mental Health Services (419) 255-9585
- Residents of Wood County – The Link (419) 352-1545
- Residents of Hancock County – Century Health Crisis Hotline (888) 936-7116
- Nearest hospital ER
Faculty and Staff Resources:
Warning Signs of Suicide
Recognizing Student Mental Health Problems
*For faculty and staff seeking mental health services, please contact your mental health service provider or access the Owens Community College Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through the Department of Human Resources.