Mental Health Crisis

Mental Health Crisis

For a Mental Health Crisis, please review the resources below:

Call 911. Most people associate 911 with medical emergencies. However 911 also assists with emergencies such as someone considering harming themselves and/or others.

Call or text 225-924-5781, ThePhone. ThePhone is a 24– hour crisis counseling and support line serving the students of LSU. Callers to the LSU line are connected to volunteer paraprofessional counselors trained in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Common reasons students call or text ThePhone:

  •  You want help with an immediate personal crisis.
  • You are thinking about suicide.
  • You are feeling distressed. 
  • You are in therapy or waiting to see a therapist, but need to talk with someone now. 

LSU Mental Health Service (MHS) is located on the second floor of the LSU Student Health Center.  LSU students may call MHS at 225-578-8774 to either set an appointment or to speak with the crisis counselor about their situation. Students experiencing a mental health crisis, may also come to MHS during office hours to meet face-to-face with a crisis counselor.

What is a crisis?

LSU CARES is a University initiative dedicated to the well-being of students and promotion of a community that cares about each of its members. To learn more or to report a student of concern, please contact LSU CARES at 225 578-4307. 

Learn more about LSU CARES

If you are in crisis and are not a student of Louisiana State University, please call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255); call 911 and/or go to the nearest emergency room.  

ThePhone, 24-Hour Crisis and Emotional Support: