Mental Health Service: 225-578-8774
Mental Health Service (MHS) supports the flagship agenda of the University by aiding
students in their personal growth and development and by enhancing their mental and
emotional well-being. Even a mild impairment in psychological functioning can result
in significant disruption of a student's ability to learn effectively and relate appropriately. A range of services
are available through Mental Health Service to meet the unique needs of the LSU student.
The Mental Health Service is located on the second floor of the Student Health Center.
THE PHONE: 225-924-5781 (LSU1)
For emergencies on nights, weekends, and holidays call the LSU Student Line: THE PHONE
Frequent concerns for which students may seek help:
- Anxiety / stress
- Problems in relationships with family, friends, and dating partners
- Eating and body image issues
- Loss of an important relationship
- Issues relating to sexual orientation
- Sexual assault and rape
- Survivor of childhood abuse
- Experiences related to being a racial/ethnic minority or international student
- Initial assessment
- Short term counseling
- Crisis / urgent care intervention
- Mood / stress management seminar
- Group counseling
- Psychiatric consultation
- Eating disorder treatment provided by a multidisciplinary team of the SHC staff
The Mental Health Service staff includes licensed professionals from the fields of clinical psychology, clinical
social work, and psychiatry, as well as graduate students in these disciplines. All
graduate student interns are closely supervised by fully credentialed professionals.
The Mental Health Service along with the Medical Clinics and Office of Health Promotion
are integrated units within the Student Health Center and provide collaborative care
for LSU students. All of the healthcare professionals working at the SHC may share
pertinent health and mental health information about students when clinically indicated.
All clinical information is kept in your secure electronic health record at the SHC.
These records are never part of your educational records and are handled confidentially,
like all health care records.
As a general matter, information concerning your contact with our clinical services
will not be made available to anyone outside of the SHC, including university personnel,
parents, friends, or outside agencies, without your explicit permission.
There are, however, certain exceptions to the above cited rule, which you should be
aware of when entering into a treatment relationship with us. In all of these exceptions,
we will attempt to inform and discuss with you the likelihood of sharing information
before we proceed, using our judgment in emergency situations.
Information concerning your contact with the SHC may be made available to others in
the following circumstances:
- In the event of any critical health events or hospitalizations, information may be
shared with university confidential CARE Team and with your family.
- If your clinician determines that you pose a direct threat of harm to yourself or
to another person, we may disclose information in an effort to prevent the potential
harm from happening. This may include, for example, contacting university officials,
your family, or local officials.
- If university officials have occasion to review and determine whether you pose a direct
threat of harm to yourself or another person, we may disclose clinical information
or lend other assistance needed to make that determination.
- In the event you are experiencing psychological or other health conditions that appear
to be substantially interfering with your ability to successfully participate as a
student at the university, we may disclose limited information to university officials
in order to facilitate the consideration of remedies, supports or academic accommodations.
- If you report information indicating that a child, or a disabled or elderly person
is currently suffering abuse or neglect, your clinician may be required to report
the information to law enforcement or other authorities.
- A court order could require us to release information contained in your records or
could require a clinician to testify in a judicial proceeding.