Mental Health

Maintaining good mental health is an important aspect of being successful in college. Learning how to manage concerns such as stress, anxiety, and depression can help now and as students deal with challenges of life in the future. Southeastern understands that the shared responsibility of faculty, staff, and students is needed to ensure the health of our University community.

Things you can do for your mental health

  • Get plenty of rest

  • Nourish your body

  • Set realistic and achievable goals

  • Prioritize self-care as a responsibility

  • Surround yourself with strong family or social support

  • Get help when you need it

  • Start today


Campus Resources

The University has a number of campus resources to help students maintain optimal mental and emotional health

University Counseling Center


University Health Center


Recreational Sports & Wellness


Dining Services



Accessibility Services




Southeastern Counseling Center

UCC - 985-549-3894

CRISIS - 985-549-2222

  • Individual psychotherapy and group and family counseling for students, faculty, and staff

  • After-hours crisis counselor 24/7

  • Psychoeducation and programming

  • Medication management for indigent students


The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

  • The 988 suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 200+ crissi centers that provide 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 


National Alliance on Mental Illness

Helpline - 800-950-6264

NAMI St. Tammany

  • (Hammond) The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 6:30 P.M.

  • For details and registration:


Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center


The PHONE: Anyone in crisis can call THE PHONE, 924-3900 to talk with a trained counselor. THE PHONE is available 24/7 to provide free and confidential crisis counseling to callers.

Survivors Services

The Survivors of Suicide Program (SOS) offers ongoing support to survivors of suicide, those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The SOS support group meets weekly and provides survivors with a safe place to share their feelings, thoughts and memories about the person they have lost to suicide.



The Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) program provides immediate support to suicide survivors as close to the time of death as possible. LOSS team members are activated by the EBR Parish Coroner's Office or Police when a death by suicide occurs in our parish. While at the scene, the LOSS team can provide support, and information about resources available to them through the Center.


Crisis Response

The Center offers Postvention support for bereaved family, friends, co-workers, and professionals who have been impacted by a tragic death or traumatic event.