Levels of Care


The Levels of Care exist to ensure your emotional wellness is always in good standing. You can start at level one that includes self care and "level up" as needed to get the support you need. Learn more about the levels below. 

Journey for the Senses, A Stress Survival Packet

Routine Exercise

Exercise your mind and body on a regular basis. A brisk walk, aerobics, or a relaxing yoga session can help clear your mind, relieve tension, and reduce your stress.

Relax: The Art of Stressing Less, Stress Management Booklet*

The booklet includes tips and assessments on a variety of topics including symptoms of stress, time management, sleep hygiene, financial goals, stress relief, and self-care. It is also an adult coloring book.

*Free packet and booklet can be picked up in Wellness and Health Promotion on the ground floor of the Student Health Center.

Health and Wellness Apps

Focus Area App Name & Link
Nutrition Start Simple with MyPlate
Nutrition Side Chef
Nutrition MealLogger
Exercise Charity Miles
Sleep Pillow
Sleep Sleep Time
Sleep Slumber
Stress Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
Brain Teasers Luminosity
Brain Teasers Peak Brain Teasers


ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)

ASMR is an experience of tingling that begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and into the rest of the upper spine. It is a calming sensation that washes over you. You can view ASMR on YouTube or Instagram by searching ASMR. 

Meditation and Mindfulness

Through meditation, you can lower stress levels, connect better, improve focus, and reduce brain clutter. Visit www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate for meditation and mindfulness techniques.

In mindfulness practice, you learn how to return to and remain in the present moment, to anchor yourself in the here and now on purpose without judgement.

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk offers brief consults to provide support, assist with problem solving, enhance healthy coping, and facilitate referrals to other resources.

Wellness Coaching

The Wellness and Health Promotion team are available for wellness coaching on a variety of topics including alcohol and drug abuse, relationship skills, sexual health, and stress and time management.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Service offers short-term therapy and provides referrals to the community when students need longer-term or more specialized services. Call 225-578-8774 to schedule an appointment or walk-in between 10am - 4 pm.

Medication Management

Students prescriptions for medications can be handled by providers in both Medical Clinic and Mental Health Service.

Case Management

The Case Manager works to find solutions, to provide assistance, and to bridge the gap between needs and resources, both academic and personal, and helps students navigate the health insurance system.

The case manager in the collaborates with partners throughout the Student Health Center, as well as those in the campus and surrounding community to connect LSU students to health and wellness resources.

Learn more about case management


For a critical or life threatening medical emergency, call 911. 

For 24-hour crisis and emotional support, contact The Phone by call or text at 225-924-LSU1 (5781) or chat online with a Paraprofessional Counselor.

View more emergency resources

Mental Health Crisis Counseling

Students in crisis may call Mental Health Service to speak with the counselor on call, at 225-578-8774, or may also come to Room 250, Student Health Center, during regular hours to meet with a crisis counselor.

What is a Mental Health Crisis?

A crisis is a situation in which a person is in a highly unpleasant emotional state and their coping mechanisms are no longer working. You may observe the following:

  • Disorientation/confusion
  • Extreme agitation/panic
  • Highly disruptive behavior
  • Inability to communicate
  • Threats of suicide/self-harm
  • Threats of assault


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