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How Can We Help You?

As a student, you may experience a range of issues that can create barriers to learning and your overall success. These could include things such as increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, trouble adjusting and difficulty concentrating. As these stressors increase, it could interfere with functioning and making everyday decisions. Zane State College offers free counseling services to assist you with any needs you identify.

Contact Student Services in College Hall for more information at 740-588-5000. Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 6pm.

Know the Facts:

-Counseling is available to all students and is completely free!

-Counseling is a great way to meet with someone in a supportive setting to start the process of reaching your goals.

There is no formal referral form, so students can schedule at anytime. 

Throughout the year, students receive helpful information about mental health awareness and education, ways to promote good mental health and resources on and off campus. Information may be given in a number of ways including at orientation, classrooms and emails. Heather Merry, ZSC's Student Support Counselor, is a licensed counselor available for individual and group counseling on campus as well as consultation.

Students who are determined to benefit from more intense services than what is offered on campus may be referred to outpatient counseling.

How to Contact Us

Heather Merry, M.Ed., PCC
Student Services Support Counselor

Personal counseling is available by scheduling appointments. Click here to schedule.

Walk ins welcome.

Heather's office is located Student Services in College Hall.

We're open Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 740.588.5000.


General Resources
Suicide Awareness

If you or someone you know has contemplated suicide, you are not alone. Click here to learn more about resources available, common warning signs and how to help.

Title IX

Click here to be directed to our Title IX resource page, which includes contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and complaint form.

Alcohol and Drug Resources

Click here if you would like to learn more about Alcohol and Drug resources in our community as well as general education.

Veterans Affairs

Resources for Veterans, friends and family

National Resources
Jed Foundation
National Institute of Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Extra Support for When You Need It
From time to time, we all need support. If you need more intensive support than what is offered on campus, here is general list of resources that accept federal/state funded sources, insurance, and/or self-pay. Prior to any appointment, verify what list of services are covered through your insurance provider. 

Crises Text Line: 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255

Crises Hotline: 740.344.5818 (serving Muskingum, Guernsey, Noble, Perry, Coshocton, Morgan counties)

Alcohol & Drug Services of Guernsey County
927 Wheeling Avenue
Suite 310
Cambridge, OH

Allwell Behavioral Health Services-Guernsey County
2500 John Glenn Highway
Cambridge, OH

Allwell Behavioral Health Services-Muskingum County
2845 Bell Street
Zanesville, OH
Hearing Impaired-TDD 740.455.4142 or 800.432.4142

C.A.S.S. M.I.N.D. C.A.R.E.E.R.S.
405 Moxahala Avenue
Zanesville, OH

Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices
610 Walnut Street
Coshocton, OH

Muskingum Behavioral Health
601 Underwood Street
Zanesville, OH

Noble Behavioral Health Choices
48 Olive Street
Caldwell, OH

The following resources are available for free through phone application and includes information on warning signs, safety plans, hotlines, resources for Veterans and LGBTQ community. Resources include:

  • My3
  • LifeBouy
  • ASK & Prevent Suicide

If you live in a county outside of our catchment area and need help locating resources or scheduling an outpatient appointment, please contact Student Counselor Heather Merry at Student Counselor at 740.588.1293 anytime Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.