MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES
It is recommended that students call the clinic to schedule for a Clinical Consultation. However, LSU Mental Health Service has counselors available for emergencies during regular clinic hours.
FAQs about Emergencies
Q: What constitutes an Emergency?
A: Typically emergencies involve traumatic and life-threatening situations, such as suicide and sexual assaults.
Q: What should I do if I have an emergency?
A: If your situation becomes urgent, or if a medical emergency arises immediately do one of the following:
- Call Mental Health Service at (225) 578-8774 during clinic hours. A mental health clinician can talk with you about the urgent situation and plan your next step with you.
- Call the LSU crisis hotline "The Phone" at (225) 924-5781. Trained counselors are available 24 hours per day to talk with you.
- Go to a local hospital emergency room. In Baton Rouge we suggest going to the COPE Team (225) 765-6565 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, 5000 Hennessey Blvd.
- Call 911.