UNO Counseling Services stands with the Black community. We mourn the loss of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the countless other lives impacted by violence and racism. We see you. We hear you. We support you. Black Lives Matter and we will continue to post resources, guidance, and information while our country and city grieves.
UNO Counseling Services is following CDC and state guidelines regarding social distancing due to COVID-19. Telehealth services are available to UNO students residing in Louisiana. Please call (504) 280-6683 to make an appointment. The office will be open on a limited basis for students in crisis or scheduled invitation. Please call ahead to speak with a staff member. Below are our in-person office hours and remote hours of operation:
Counseling Services is currently utilizing telehealth services due to COVID-19. In person visits should be limited to crises or scheduled invitation.
If you have a mental health emergency please call 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), or text the crisis text line at HOME to 741741.
Additional mental health resources include:
- Keep Calm During Covid-19 24/7 phone line at 1-866-310-7977
- SAMHSA’s National 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-662-4357
- National Domestic Abuse 24/7 Hotline at 1-800-799-7233
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The goal of the three professional staff of Counseling Services is to assist students in addressing mental health concerns in a professional, unbiased, objective way. To that end, Counseling Services offers problem assessment, short-term personal counseling and career testing and counseling and, when warranted and/or desired by the student, referrals for ongoing, longer-term or specialized treatment for currently-enrolled UNO students.
In addition to personal counseling and career testing and counseling for UNO students, Counseling Services also provides consultation for UNO faculty and staff with concerns about students, psychoeducational outreach for the UNO community, and specialized professional training for graduate students in counseling and other behavioral health professions.
Mental Health Emergencies
Counseling Services sees students by appointment and same-day appointments are not always available. Same-day appointments are available for mental health emergencies defined as follows:
- an individual who is suicidal and has a specific plan and the intent to kill him/herself;
- an individual who has recently taken steps to end his/her life;
- an individual who is gravely disabled and unable to care for him/herself due to mental health concerns.
Counseling Services welcomes all students and aspires to respect cultural, individual, and role differences. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions and belief systems, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures.