Counseling Services Available
This service provides an opportunity for self-focused exploration of feelings, attitudes, and behaviors in a collaborative process between you and your counselor to address the issues that are concerning you. Our goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment to facilitate your exploration of your personal and interpersonal life.
Groups offer the experience of interacting meaningfully with others in a supportive environment. They may be arranged around a common issue or topic and vary from semester to semester.
We are an integrated center and work closely with health center providers around medication management for mental health. We have a consulting psychiatrist for limited hours for students that require a higher level of medication management. A referral to our psychiatrist is required through a health or counseling provider at SLU.
After hours urgent and crisis support (315-229-1914)
A 24/7 support and crisis line that is nationwide and international is available for all St. Lawrence University Students. If you or a friend are experiencing a mental health crisis, or need in the moment support please contact:
If there is a concern for someone’s immediate safety please call security at:
Other crisis resources
Crisis text: 741-741
Reach Out: 315-265-2422
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Helpline (LGBTQ): 1-866-488-7386
Renewal House: 315-379-9845
Advocates Sexual Violence Hotline: 315-244-5466
Education and outreach
Counselors are available for small group workshops centered education of mental health topics and stress management skills. If your club, organization or student group is interested in having a counselor provide a workshop please contact us. This service may be unavailable during our peak periods of service in the semester. We recommend contacting the counseling center early in the semester to schedule a workshop.
Mental Health First Aid (8 hours, one full day or 2 half days)
Mental Health First Aid is one full day or two half days training for Adults. It teaches how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. Cost of training (including 3 year certification) for SLU staff is $30 per participant. Learn more:https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Mental-Health-First-Aid-Adults-One-Pager_2019.pdf
QPR (1 hour)
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help (QPR Institute).
Identifying and Assisting Distressed Students (1 hour)
Learn about common struggles of college students and ways to recognize students who may need more support. Learn tips for communicating with students of concern. Gain awareness of available resources and how to encourage students to connect with support services at SLU.