Counseling Services                                  Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (273-8255)              

The professional staff of Counseling and Career Services helps students, staff, and faculty resolve existing problems, prevent potential problems, and develop new skills that will enrich their lives. Moving from one stage of life to another can be stressful and though an exciting time these transitions present multiple challenges, new demands, as well as opportunities for growth.

We recognize that stress experienced during critical transitional periods sometimes creates difficulties that can interfer with academic performance, relationships and one’s overall quality of life. These difficulties can often be alleviated through professional counseling.The counseling services provided by the Office of Counseling and Career Services are designed to promote and enhance the quality of life for individuals by offering prevention and early treatment or referral for developmental, emotional or interpersonal difficulties that arise.

Counseling services are delivered in several formats including individual, couples and group counseling, classes, and workshops. Consultation and outreach services are also available to faculty and staff, University organizations and departments.

If you or someone you know is struggling you are not alone. Join MTVU, MTV's 24-hour college network and the Jed Foundation which explores college students’ emotional health in their Emotional Health 101 video.

Half-of-us-logoHalf of Us is a great resource to find ways take control of your emotional health; to use an anonymous screening tool to check your emotional health; to learn how to help a friend because you’re worried about him or her; and to get connected to get help for yourself or a friend.

 ULifeline is an online resource for college mental health. Learn more about mental health issues that impact college students, wellness, how to help yourself and your friends.  To screen yourself for problems that may be affecting your thoughts, feelings and behavior click on the Self-Evaluator.


Man therapy is an online tool designed to help men with their mental health. Take the "head inspection" assessment, live chat, crisis services and tools for handling stress and difficult life events.

For Student Veterans Are you a current or veteran of military services?  If so you may be experiencing difficulty adjusting to civilian life, relating to those around you, or finding groups of people with shared experiences that can help.  For soldiers that have been deployed some PTSD symptoms may exist including nightmares, avoidance, feelings of danger, shame, guilt, or even depression.  If some of these symptoms are present know that you are not alone and help is available!  Please feel free to contact Northwestern State University Counseling and Career Services where we can provide you with a Licensed Professional Counselor or refer you to a Veterans Affairs center in your local area.  Remember we are here to serve you!


Make the Connection is a website for student veterans in higher education. There is useful information regarding life events experienced by service men and women, resources for making the adjustment to civilian and college life, information about common emotional, behavioral and mental health issues and mental health screening assessments, self-help programs and apps to help with coping challenges.

WellTrack Check out our new app for stress, anxiety, and depression. It's free! Visit the virtual zen room, keep track of your moods with MoodCheck and work on your thoughts and feelings that are causing you distress. Click on the icon and get started




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