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Self Care: Mental Health

The UCC provides services for all currently enrolled students. Call us at 504-865-3835 to schedule an appointment to speak to a counselor. We are open from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed during University holidays. The counselor on-call is available 24/7, 365 by calling our office (504-865-3835) and pressing 1 after the prompt.


Other Resources (All resources listed are free):


Headspace : Guided meditation. 

Calm: Meditation and sleep app. 

Ten Percent Happier: 59 recorded live-streamed guided meditations

Sanvello: Mood tracking, coping tools and guided meditations

Modern Health: Skill-building workshops and meditations

The Ignatian Examen is a centuries-old meditation technique to help ground us in reality past our fears. Download the “Reimagining the Examen” app here.


Feeling stressed or anxious? Call 1-866-310-7977 24/7 We're here to talk. Whether it is a natural disaster, a public health emergency or something more personal, it is normal to have feelings of anxiety, grief, stress, fear or worry. Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family and your community recover. Our Keep Calm hotline connects you to trained, compassionate counselors who can offer support and who can direct you to mental health and substance abuse counseling services. Trained counselors available 24/7. All calls are confidential.

Need a listening ear before a crisis occurs? Call 1-833-333-1132 to speak with a qualified support provider who can connect you to trained specialists and clinicians in multiple languages. The Behavioral Health Recovery Outreach Line connects individuals to real-time support to avoid, prevent or intercept a crisis from occurring. This line offers recovery support 24/7/365 for those with substance use, mental health, mental illness or co-occurring disorders. However, those with no prior history of substance use or mental illness can access these services any day, any time.