Levels of Care | Student Health Center

Levels of Care

 

The Levels of Care exist to ensure your emotional wellness is always in good standing. Below, we go into detail about what to expect at each level.


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 Women's Health Brain Teasers
Breath2Relax Flo Period Tracker 2048
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide Pink Pad  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.
MyStudentBody
Rate your stress level by taking the Balance and Priorities Course on MyStudentBody. Learn things you should know about stress, how to protect yourself against the negative effects of stress, and where you can find help on campus.

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.

 

Medication Management
Students prescriptions for medications can be handled by staff members in both Medical Clinic as well as Mental Health Service.

Case Management
The Student Health Center Case Manager is available to assist students in the navigation of programs and services to meet their physical health, mental health, and wellness needs.

The Case Manager can help with:

  • Chronic health problems
  • Domestic violence
  • Low cost medical care or medication
  • Parenting resources
  • Pregnancy information, referrals, and resources
  • Referrals to community medical, and mental health
  • Short-term crisis intervention

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.

What to do in an emergency
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
  • References to threats of suicide/self-harm
  • Threats of assault