Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Emergency Mental Health Resources in Hattiesburg

English: The Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Bu...
The Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The building is part of the University of Southern Mississippi Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, we often work with individuals experiencing mild suicidal thoughts without serious intent to harm themselves. These thoughts are fairly common, and our counselors are trained to assess suicidal thoughts as a part of routine care. At the same time, we have some important limitations as a training clinic that prevent us from accepting clients with more serious suicidal thoughts, multiple risk factors for suicide (e.g., previous suicidal behavior, serious medical conditions, ongoing substance abuse, pervasive hopelessness), or other mental health problems where access to emergency/crisis services is likely to be necessary.

When we determine that an individual seeking services or a current client needs a higher level of care than we can provide, we will refer him or her to a treatment provider who can better meet these needs. Here are some of the resources we use:


Additional Resources for the University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg Campus

  • University Police - 601.266.4986 (emergencies on campus)
  • Student Counseling Services - 601.266.4829 or 601.606.4357 after hours (walk-in services during business hours; on-call counselor available after hours)
  • For situations that are not emergencies but where a member of the Southern Miss community is concerned about a student, they can make an anonymous report through the USM CARES program.