Lyra Health

Care Options Available to Employees through Lyra Health

Lyra offers a full spectrum of care offerings, from preventive to severe. No matter what you’re facing or where you are in your mental health journey, Lyra is here for you. Start by taking a short assessment to share what you’re experiencing. Based on your needs, Lyra will match you with confidential care options and compassionate providers.


OSU employees and their dependents.  Employees eligible to use Lyra Health include:

  • Academic Faculty
  • Professional Faculty
  • Classified Staff
  • Temporary Employees
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Post-Doctoral Scholars
  • Clinical Fellows

(Includes part time and full time employees. Eligibility is not tied to PEBB eligibility.)

  1. Visit to create your account.
  2. Take the care assessment to get paired with high-quality providers who have diverse backgrounds and identities. Lyra's mental health coaches and therapists are custom matched to you and have appointments available for new clients.
  3. Meet with your provider virtually or in person to begin care.

Lyra’s Care Navigator Team is available 24/7 via phone or live chat to answer any questions you have about starting care for yourself or someone in your family. 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 877-235-7812

Lyra Health asks questions when employees connect to affirm that they are a part of OSU and to collect demographic information. They do not share the names of employees who use the Lyra services with OSU. OSU HR only receives quarterly data on the types of services accessed and basic demographics. Employees can decline to provide demographic information as well and still receive services.

Lyra will be hosting the following informational sessions via Zoom, mark your calendars to learn more:

For more information you can watch a short video here.

Lyra Coaching

Work with your Lyra Coach through regularly scheduled sessions to better understand what’s challenging you, decide what you want to work on, and plan a path forward. Choose to connect with your coach via live messaging through your mobile device or from your computer, or meet “face-to-face” over live video on a recurring basis. As you work together, you’ll continue to develop your toolkit of skills and strategies to support your mental health, and build strength for lasting change.

Lyra Essentials

Use Lyra Essentials, a preventive mental health offering, to access a rich library of research-based self-care resources. Tap into guided meditations, how-to videos, and mindfulness tactics for everyday life in Lyra’s app or on the web.


Lyra Guided Self-Care

Meet with your personal Lyra Coach for a live video consultation to discuss your needs. Your coach will get to know you one-on-one so you can plan a path forward, together. After your initial session, your Lyra Coach will craft a personalized six-week digital care plan with activities that directly address your goals. Work through your care plan at your own pace and on your own schedule. Your coach will keep you on track, provide specific feedback, and be available via messaging for questions and support.

Lyra Therapy

Lyra works with the best therapists who use only evidence-based techniques proven to reduce your symptoms. For those who want our most effective, and convenient care, we offer Lyra Blended Care Therapy. With Blended Care Therapy, you can stay connected with your therapist between video therapy sessions, practice skills to reduce your symptoms, and track your progress — so you can start feeling better right away.


Additional Programs

Lyra Learn

Lyra’s evidence-based eLearning platform provides structured courses and live gatherings that help reduce stigma, support managers and teams, and build mentally healthy workplaces. Lyra Gatherings, a part of the Learn platform, are clinician-led group discussions where employees engage in structured, moderated conversations intended to strengthen the connection between social identity, mental health, and workplace experiences. To access Lyra Learn go to passcode: #osu445.

Lyra’s evidence-based eLearning platform provides structured courses and live gatherings that help reduce stigma, support managers and teams, and build mentally healthy workplaces. Lyra Gatherings, a part of the Learn platform, are clinician-led group discussions where employees engage in structured, moderated conversations intended to strengthen the connection between social identity, mental health, and workplace experiences. To access Lyra Learn go to passcode: #osu445.

Lyra Learn includes Lyra Gatherings. Lyra Gatherings are structured, small-group discussions facilitated by Lyra’s mental health experts on timely, thought-provoking topics. Find support by engaging with and learning from other members like you. You can sign up for an upcoming Gathering in Lyra Learn. Gather sessions will not be recorded. Lyra will not share your participation details with OSU or anyone else.

November Schedule of Gatherings

Psychological Safety at Work, Nov. 1 | 9 - 10 a.m. PST: Everyone has the right to feel safe, included, free to contribute, and able to share constructive feedback in their lives—especially in the workplace. But, sometimes doing so can result in unnecessary repercussions and consequences. It’s no surprise that so many people keep their heads down and stay silent when something is inefficient, broken, or simply wrong. In a psychologist’s terms, they lack something called “psychological safety” or the ability to speak up at work without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status, or career.

Surface Pressure: Managing Workplace Expectations, Nov. 7 | 12 - 1 p.m. PST: “Who am I if I don't have what it takes? No cracks, no breaks No mistakes, no pressure.” The lyrics from Disney’s film Encanto describe many of us—the “strong ones”—more than we’d like to admit. Expectations about how we should perform can come from inside of us or be placed on us from others. Either way, we can begin to tie our worth and value to our ability to meet these high expectations. At best, this can be exhausting; and at worst, we feel like we will crack under the pressure. Join this Gathering to talk more about the ways internal and external pressures to perform can impact mental health, as well as ways to take care of yourself in the midst of this pressure.

Caregiving for Someone with a Disability, Nov. 8 | 9 - 10 a.m. PST: Caregiving is a labor of love. It allows us to tap into new levels of care and affection that we’ve never known before. And, for those who care for someone living with a visible or invisible disability, the support that we offer is invaluable. While caregiving can be one of the most rewarding and worthwhile commitments, it can also be a difficult and draining state to maintain. Join this Gathering to meet with other caregivers and discuss the challenges or difficulties you face. We will also encourage people to share self-care strategies you have found helpful along the unique and special journey of caregiving. This Gathering is intended for people who care for others with a disability.

Working While Grieving, Nov. 8 | 12 - 1 p.m. PST or Nov. 13 | 12 - 1 p.m. PST: Grief is one of the most common human experiences, yet it’s one of the least discussed and understood. Grief impacts our ability to be present and fully engaged, especially at work. Join this Gathering to discuss the ways grief impacts work and share helpful strategies to make room for both.

Making Meaning of Military Service, Nov. 9 | 9 - 10 a.m. PST: “Thank you for your service.” If you’ve served in the Armed Forces, you’ve undoubtedly heard that phrase before. While veterans are a tough and resilient bunch, they can have a difficult time coming back to civilian life after serving in the military. This is especially true in the workplace. Join this Gathering to talk with other veterans about how they navigate civilian workplace experiences and make meaning from their service in the United States military. We will also discuss self-care strategies for managing difficult experiences at work. This Gathering is intended for those with veteran, reserve, or active duty military status.

Managing Anxiety During Political Unrest: Israel-Hamas War, Nov. 9 | 12 – 1 p.m. PST: Anxiety is a common and expected response to stress. When a crisis happens or we are faced with unexpected uncertainty, it can feel overwhelming to process what’s happening now and what could happen next. Unpredictable critical events are difficult for the people directly impacted, but witnessing the consequences and impact on the news, social media, work, and more can also be upsetting, and even triggering. Even those who are not directly affected can experience difficult emotions and feelings of uncertainty. Join this Gathering to discuss common feelings of distress related to the Israel-Hamas war, and talk with others about ways to manage these emotional responses and cope in healthy ways as the events unfold.

Trans Identity in the Workplace, Nov. 14 | 9 - 10 a.m. PST: Transgender people embody joy, abundance, and resilience. They’ve been at the forefront of LGBTQIA+ movements and have played critical roles in shaping various cultures and histories. Yet, trans people continue to experience high levels of stigma and discrimination—inside and outside the workplace. While trans people continue to fight for freedom, we rarely focus on their right to rest. Join this Gathering to talk about the strengths and struggles within transgender communities and how to increase inclusion and safety in the workplace. This Gathering is intended for people who identify as transgender, including non-binary and gender non-conforming folks.

Navigating the “Holiday season”: Family Edition Nov. 16 | 12 - 1 p.m. PST or Nov. 28 | 9 - 10 a.m. PST: The holiday season can be filled with joy, but it can also come with complications—especially when we factor in family dynamics. Whether you’re navigating grief, family conflict, or new traditions with your chosen families, the holidays can hold more difficult emotions than we would like. Many of us might even feel a need to “mentally prepare” for certain people and places. This kind of preparation can be draining and distracting inside and outside the workplace. Join this Gathering to discuss the challenges we can face while navigating family dynamics during the holiday season. Attendees will also discuss self-care strategies to help you manage stress and maintain your mental health during the holiday season.

Exhaustion and Productivity Aren’t Status Symbols Nov. 27 | 9 - 10 a.m. PST or Nov. 29 | 12 - 1 p.m. PST: Renowned author and professor Dr. Brené Brown found that we often resist play and rest in our lives because we wear exhaustion and productivity as status symbols. This can be especially true at work. Join this Gathering to discuss the ways that productivity and self-worth are tied together and the reality of perpetual exhaustion. We will also share ways to maintain self-care and boundaries in the workplace.

Championing Mental Health in the Workplace, Nov. 29 | 9 - 10 a.m. PST: Over the past few years, many employers have increased their efforts to address mental illness and its impact at work. While this is a big step toward improving workplace mental health, there is still a lot more that needs to be done. We should never stop considering how to reduce shame and stigma at work, especially around substance use disorders and the unique needs they may pose for individuals. Join this Gathering to either voice or listen to ways that co-workers can advocate for mental health at work and support each other on the journey toward a healthier self. This Gathering is intended for anyone open to discussing mental health in the workplace.

Navigating the “Holiday Season”, Nov. 30 | 12 - 1 p.m. PST: The holiday season can be a joy-filled time for many of us. We get time off from work, and we come together with loved ones. But for some, this time might also come with an added layer of stress, grief, and pressure—pressure to spend money, take time off, or interact with people or spaces that feel uncomfortable. Join this Gathering to discuss the mental and emotional challenges that can come up during the holiday season. Attendees will also discuss self care strategies to help you manage stress and maintain your mental health during this time.

Work-Life Services

Lyra offers the following work-life services to help you and your family during challenging times:

  • Legal services include a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney or mediator and access to 24-hour emergency support
  • Financial services include a free 30-minute consultation with a financial counselor and a free 30-minute consultation with a CPA
  • Identity theft services include a free 60-minute consultation with a fraud resolution specialist and a free ID emergency response kit
  • Dependent care services include resources and referrals for child, elder, and pet care and 24-hour online and phone support