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Counseling Center

The MSU Counseling Center provides a safe place for individuals to talk with a professional about problems which might interfere with personal growth and academic achievement. Through individual counseling, students can learn to express themselves more fully, work toward greater self-understanding, and experience themselves as happier and more productive people.

All registered students are eligible for free counseling services at the MSU Counseling Center. The following services are available:
  • Mental health counseling, including emergency and crisis options.
  • Counseling and psychotherapy for problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, identity issues, ADHD behavioral strategies (ADHD evaluations are not offered), and other mental health disorders
  • Consultation and outreach: Our mental health counselors have special expertise in the realm of emotional/psychological issues, human relationships and substance abuse. This expertise is available and shared with the total university community by request through consultations, in-service training, educational programming, and class presentations on personal, social, and psychological topics. Requests for presentations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Clinical training for graduate students
  • Tips for faculty and staff

Crisis Situations

For any immediate life-threatening situation, such as a suicide attempt or an alcohol/drug overdose, call 911 (or the MSU Police at 783-2035) or proceed immediately to the St. Claire HealthCare Emergency Room located on Route 32 in Morehead (phone: 606-783-6500).

On-Call Emergency or Crisis Services

Because the Counseling Center is not open after hours, on weekends, holidays or at night, students in need of crisis services may call the following for assistance:
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis TEXT Line (FREE, confidential support): Text "Go" or "Start" to 741-741
  • Pathways Community Crisis Hotline: 606-324-1141 or 1-800-562-8909
  • St. Claire HealthCare: 606-783-6661 (Behavioral Health Services) or 606-783-6500
  • MSU Police: 606-783-2035 or 911 (from on-campus phone) or via the LiveSafe App

Location and Hours

Offices are located at 112 Allie Young Hall.
Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (except when MSU administrative offices are closed)
Phone: 606-783-2123
Fax: 606-783-9106

Confidentiality of Records

MSU Counseling Center records are strictly confidential and are not released to anyone without the student's knowledge and signed authorization (except as mandated by law). These records are kept separate from other university records.