Many students are uncomfortable with the idea of counseling or unsure of how to start the process. Our FAQ page is a safe place to explore topics related to counseling and mental health.
Psychology Today's Therapist Directory lists clinical and licensed professionals that provide mental health services in the US and internationally. This tool allows you to look for a therapist that fits your needs (i.e., LGBTQ+ friendly, cultural sensitivities, insurance, etc.) so that you can find a therapist that you feel most comfortable with.
Shreveport-Bossier Black Counselors Association
Shreveport-Bossier Black Counselors Association was created to help reduce the stigma about mental health by raising awareness and advocating for the mental health issues and contributing factors within the black community. The group also provides professional support, training, and networking opportunities for local black licensed professional counselors (LPCs), provisional licensed professional counselors (PLPCs), and counseling graduate students.
Therapy for Black Girls
TherapyforBlackGirls.com is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.
Therapy for Black Men
TherapyForBlackMen.org was born from the idea that Black men and boys face unique challenges and stigmatization, and therefore need a dedicated space for seeking and finding mental health support. We’ve made it our mission to strip away that stigmatization and ease the process of finding help. By providing targeted resources and a database filled with professionals equipped to support men of color, our users can now obtain the help they need and deserve.
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. Since then, they have expanded to become a bilingual podcast and national directory to find a Latinx Therapist (98% of their directory are Spanish speakers). Latinx Therapy strives to provides culturally-grounded workshops and services to the Latinx community.
Online Mental Health Screening
Completely anonymous and confidential questionnaire that immediately provides results, recommendations, and resources.
Alcohol and Drug Recovery: Online and Telephone Support Groups
List of online support groups and hotline numbers.
Online resource for college mental health
Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
Online Support Groups
Treatment providers and peer support specialists looking for online and telephone support groups for their patients/peers should review the list below. Both 12 Step and non-12 Step-based online support groups are identified. This is not an exhaustive list but the links are active. After an initial review, NONE of these sites are associated with specific treatment/recovery centers and do not require individuals to register first to access online group support services.
The Jed Foundation
Online resources promoting emotional health and preventing suicide
Athletes and Mental Health
Online resources from the NCAA Sport Science Institute
A Place that Warms the Heart
Local grief support organization
Alcohol and Drug Help
StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
A Guide to Mental Health for College Students
In this guide, you will explore some of the most common mental health issues that college students face.
- Recognizing and Assisting the Troubled Student: The Guide for Faculty and Staff
- Helping Students In Need: A Guide for Faculty and Staff
- Working with a Diverse Student Population
- Find a mental health provider
Faculty/Staff Online Training Resources
- Accessible U
- Instructional Support
- Kansas Accessibility Resource Network
- The National Deaf Center (Click on Deaf 101)