Students have access to confidential mental health counseling and care. The staff of the Lincoln Memorial University Office of Mental Health Counseling help current students overcome the personal, career, and academic concerns that often stand in the way of them reaching their full potential. The office operates as the primary mental health service for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled at the University. Counselors provide free, short-term treatment typically lasting between five to eight sessions per semester, however, treatment may extend beyond eight sessions when appropriate. Counseling provides an opportunity for students to explore their unique problems, difficulties and concerns with a licensed mental health professional in a safe and confidential environment. In addition, the office offers crisis intervention and psychoeducation/training for the campus community. In the event that students require long-term counseling or treatment needs exceed the scope of our practice, the counselors will work with students to find appropriate off-campus treatment options. Students who secure services in the community are responsible for paying for those services. Most community providers accept insurance. Some have a sliding scale fee schedule for students who do not have insurance that covers mental health services. Information regarding counseling services is found on the following website: https://www.lmunet.edu/student-life/counseling.
Students may schedule an appointment with a mental health counselor by visiting the following link. Schedule an Appointment . Students may also contact the Counseling office directly by calling 423-869-6277 or visting the office in Duke Hall Suite 202.
DCOM and DSOL Knoxville:
Students may schedule an appointment with a mental health counselor by visiting the following link. Schedule an Appointment. Students may also contact the Counseling office directly by calling 423-869-6277.
Extended Learning Sites:
Students at off-campus sites in need of counseling services are encouraged to call the LMU Office of Mental Health Counseling at 423-869-6277. A representative of the counseing office will assit students in scheduling an appointment with an LMU counselor or finding a mental health professional in their area.
DCOM 3rd and 4th year Students:
LMU DCOM Students completing their 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations away from the Harrogate campus have access to a resource known as Well Connect. Well Connect staff members assist 3rd and 4th year students with finding mental health professionals in their area. This service provides up to five, free mental health counseling sessions, per unique mental health need each semester. Students may contact Well Connect at 1-866-640-4777.
After hours emergencies:
After hours calls to the LMU Office of Mental Health Counseling are forwarded to a call center staffed with professional mental health counselors who will assit callers. This service is also available at any time during the weekend, holidays, and when the campus is closed for inclement weather.
*Please note: in the case of a medical or psychological life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
National Suicide Prevention Helpline:
o Call: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
o For deaf & hard of hearing via TTY: 800-799-4889
o Chat online: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
National Hopeline Network:
Call: 800-422-4673 (HOPE)
Chat online: https://hopeline.com/
Veterans Crisis Line:
Call: 800-273-8255, press 1
Chat online: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/