Other Important Information
(January 1, 2021)
Mental Health Counseling
Student welfare outside the classroom is as important than just in the classroom or laboratory.
Students often experience stressful and difficult events as part of their normal life and educational activities. While Dr. Cooper is more than willing to talk with and assist a student address these situations, he is not a professional counselor. A better means exists to help manage personal challenges that threaten a student’s emotional or academic well-being. YSU offers assessment and referral services on-campus that are available to students at no cost. These services are completely confidential and in no way connected to a student’s academic record. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this valuable resource.
YSU Student Counseling Services provides free, short-term counseling for currently enrolled YSU students; consultation and referral services for the YSU community; and outreach to promote appropriate mental health skills through community, accountability and mutual respect.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, face-to-face services have been suspended. Nonetheless, Student Counseling Services is open and available to address student’s needs, including anxiety. Services are available by phone at 330.941.3737, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. If a student is in crisis or wants to set up a Counseling phone appointment, please call. If a student has a mental health emergency or crisis during non-business hours or over the weekend, call 330.941.3737 and after the brief message press “1” to speak with a mental health professional.
Moreover, if a student has a concern regarding a friend or other individual, a referral can be filed at https://ysu.edu/concern-referral/.
Finally, Dr. Cooper is available should a student have any questions, comment, concerns, or just to chat. I can be reached by email, telephone/voice mail (330.941.1361), or just stop me in the hallway or after class/lab.
Youngstown State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, age, religion or veteran/military status in its programs or activities. Please visit the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility web page for the contact information of persons designated to handle questions about this policy.
Students are advised that they possess certain rights under FERPA. Moreover, YSU employees are restricted from divulging certain information about students, including their academic record, without the student’s explicit permission. This restriction includes the parents of students. Therefore, please explain to parents that I cannot entertain inquiries about any student without that student’s explicit, written permission. If I am contacted by someone, I must follow FERPA regulations. Additional information regarding FERPA can be found at the following URL: http://cms.ysu.edu/administrative-offices/registrar/ferpa.
Please report any “broken” links to Dr. Cooper