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Mental Health Resources and Support

Don’t wait to ask for help. Lone Star College and our surrounding communities offer services to support your mental health well-being.

Mental Health

Mental Health concerns affect everyone.  One in five Americans will experience a mental health issue during their lifetime.  Be aware of warning signs and what actions you can take to help yourself and others.  Lone Star College is committed to promoting student success by providing a variety of student-centered support services to assist students in pursuing their goals both academically and socially.

Crisis Intervention

A crisis is defined as a situation or event in which a person feels overwhelmed or has difficulty coping. Crisis intervention provides guidance, support and education. Contact your campus counselor as soon as possible if you or someone you know are in a crisis situation and experience any of the following:

  • unable to stop crying
  • thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • have not eaten in a few days (not due to illness)
  • have not slept in a few days (not due to illness)
  • unable to go to classes (not due to illness)

If you are in an emergency situation, please contact 911 immediately.

Suicide Prevention

College life can be exciting: making new friends, taking great classes, and discovering who you are on your own and what you want to accomplish in life. But college life can sometimes be stressful. Every student experiences concerns and stressors during their college years. The good news is that colleges have resources to help during these times. Knowing what these resources are now can help you be better prepared to help yourself or to help a friend later. 

Suicide prevention is an important initiative on college campuses across the country.  It is important to know what to do if you, a friend, a family member, or a classmate is having a crisis or thoughts of suicide. If this happens, please don’t be afraid to ask for help. You do not have to go through this alone. To help make you aware of the warning signs for people in distress and ways to reach out to them, the State requires that all public institutions of higher education provide mental health and suicide prevention resources to incoming students.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255) immediately to be connected to a network of resources and crisis services.

Additional resources and supports on how to recognize the warning signs and how to respond to someone in crisis:

Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse

Many college students struggle with the misuse, abuse, and addiction to drugs and alcohol.  Awareness of the dangerous effects of drug and alcohol use is essential an individual’s well-being.   It is important to determine what can be done to prevent abuse and dependence rather than just treat it.  College students who abuse drugs or alcohol are more likely to develop an addiction than those who don’t use these substances or only use them moderately. Addiction can not only cause significant difficulties for the addicted person, it also has widespread negative consequences for society as a whole.

Additional resources and supports: 

On-Campus Resources

  • Counseling
    LSC counselors are master’s level counseling professionals who are trained to assist you in meeting your academic, career and personal goals.  Change, stress, and personal growth are all elements of the college experience.
  • Disability Services
    Disability support services are offered on each campus if you are a student with a disability who is enrolled in credit and/or Continuing Education programs
  • Campus Police
    In the event of an emergency please use the Emergency Response Line: 281-290-5911
  • Behavioral Intervention
    The Behavioral Intervention Team provides consultation and support to faculty, staff, and administration in assisting students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.

Off-Campus Resources

Greater Houston Area

LSC-CyFair Area

  • Gracewood
    1617 Elmview
    Houston, Texas 77080
    713.988.9757
  • Krist Samaritan Center
    17555 El Camino Real
    Houston, Texas 77058
    281.480.7554
    Locations: Bellaire, Cypress, Deer Park, Downtown Houston, Trinity, Bethany, The Heights, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial, Museum District, Pearland Area, Spring, Sugarland, West Houston, The Woodlands

LSC-Kingwood Area

LSC-Montgomery Area

LSC-North Harris Area

LSC-Tomball Area

LSC-University Park Area

Veterans' Resources

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