Levels of Care | Student Health Center

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. 

Level One

Journey for the Senses, A Stress Survival Packet* Packet includes:
  • Brain teaser
  • Coloring page
  • Chamomile
  • Lavender essential oil
  • List of relaxation tips
  • Origami paper
  • Peppermint
  • SoundCloud link

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.

Level Two

Health and Wellness Apps

Nutrition Exercise Sleep
Start Simple with MyPlate Charity Miles Pillow
Side Chef Fitnet Sleep Time
MealLogger   Slumber
Stress Brain Teasers
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide Luminosity
  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.

MindWise Innovations
A brief screening to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. It is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

Level Three

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
Wellness and Health Promotion has staff available for wellness coaching and interviews on a variety of topics including alcohol and drug abuse, nutrition and fitness, relationship skills, sexual health, and stress and time management.


Level Four

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 staff members in both Medical Clinic and Mental Health Service.

Case Management

A case manager works to find solutions, to provide assistance, and to bridge the gap between needs and resources, both academic and personal. A case manager meets with students to assess, plan, coordinate, and facilitate referrals to providers. Finally, a case manager helps students navigate the health insurance system, including enrollment, coverage, and limitations, supporting students in becoming informed consumers of healthcare.

The case manager in the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion collaborates with partners in all units of the Student Health Center, as well as those in the campus and surrounding community to connect LSU students to health and wellness resources.

Level Five:

Mental Health Crisis Counseling
LSU students may call Mental Health Service to speak with the crisis counselor on call about their situation. Students experiencing a mental health crisis may also come to room 250 in the Student Health Center during office hours to meet with a crisis counselor.

If you or someone you know is in imminent danger and might harm themselves or someone else, you should immediately call for emergency 911 assistance.

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