As part of Ohio State’s new mental health initiatives, CFAES now has its own mental health counselor. David Wirt, pictured, who’s a Buckeye himself (BS, psychology), is an “embedded counselor” with the college, meaning he's directly assigned to CFAES for its students. Ohio State’s embedded counselors are meant to provide more mental health resources for students, with the hopes that the students can access the embedded counselors sooner and more readily than they can the therapists on the university’s Counseling and Consultation Service general staff.
“The biggest reasons students will talk to me are anxiety and depression,” Wirt said. “But students also have many other issues like relationship concerns and stress.”