College can be especially stressful as students are confronted with new responsibilities, life choices, and commitments. During these times, it is not a weakness to ask for assistance. Rather, coping with these difficulties is often made easier when you seek out information or share your concern with others. The counseling staff has developed thse virtual brochures and resources to provide information and assist students in better understanding any difficulties they may be experiencing. Students with additional questions or who continues to experience difficulties are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor at Student Development (ADM 230; 797-5365).
Samaritan Counseling Center offers counseling services for couples, families, and children. Counseling is offered in both individual and group formats, Fees are assessed according to the client's ability to pay. The center is located at 1525 Stephens Street, Shreveport, LA 71101; 318-221-6121.
The Center for Families offers counseling for individuals, couples, families and children. Treatment is provided for a wide range of personal and relationship issues as well as addictive diseases. The Center also provides family life education programs as well as support groups. The Center is located at 864 Olive Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101; 318-222-0759.
The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana oversees a variety of services designed to prevent and treat substance abuse, including assessment, referral, out-patient treatment, group counseling, and individual counseling. The Council is located at 2000 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101; 222-8511.
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services assists persons with disabilities to obtain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with businesses and other community resources. LRS is located at 1525 Fairfield Avenue, Room 708; Shreveport, Louisiana 71101-4388; 318-676-7155.
WEB RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS:
Reach out- Reach Out is an online mental health information and support service designed to help 16-24 year olds get through tough times. Connect to the Reach Out website for more information.
Strength Of Us - A unique online community designed to empower young adults through resource sharing and peer support. Strength of Us is user-generated and user-driven. It provides individuals opportunities to connect with peers, offer support and share their life experiences. For more information or to join the online community, connect to the Strength Of Us website.
Half Of Us - This resource provides information on taking charge of your emotional health, about how to help a friend, to assess your needs with anonymous screening tools, and celebrities and their struggles with mental illness. For more information, connect to the Half Of Us website.
Healthy Minds - A resource of the American Psychiatric Association, this site contains information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs, treatment options, and preventative measures. Connect to the Healthy Minds website for more information.
ULifeLine- ULifeline is an confidential online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the mental health and suicide prevention information. In addition to learning about mental health issues and the warning signs of emotional distress, students can take self-assessments and access resources. For more information, connect to ULifeLine.
Jed Foundation - The Foundation maintains a website dedicated to the education of youth suicide and the improvement of mental health support to university campuses. The comprehensive site includes: information, databases, self-assessments, and discussion forums. Connect to The Jed Foundation for more information.
Your Mind -Your Rights - This guide is published by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. It is designed to assist students wanting to seek help for mental illness or emotional distress. "Your Mind - Your Rights" guide is accessible in PDF form from the Bazelon Center.