Student Mental Health

Links to Specific Student Issues or Emotional States

Students with Mental Illness

Student Counseling Services


USC Student Counseling Center
(213) 740-7711
YWCA Building

As part of the University Park Health Center, the purpose of Student Counseling Services is to help students appropriately handle the stresses and challenges they face in their academic, professional and personal lives. Services are provided to help enhance students' skills and attitudes in adapting to college life, relating to new and different people and making their USC experience satisfying and productive.

The professional staff at Student Counseling Services is an ethnically and educationally diverse group which includes psychologists, social workers and staff psychiatrists. The staff is highly trained and experienced in helping students cope successfully with a variety of issues and concerns common during the college experience.

In addition to counseling students, the professional staff provides consultation and training to students and university personnel. This includes consulting with faculty or staff members concerned about a distressed student, class presentations and training sessions for residence hall personnel.

If you find that either you or your student need counseling services at any point during the school year, please review the following chart or call (213) 740-7711 for assistance:


Active Minds Student Organization

Active Minds
Active Minds is the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students. The organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on more than fifty college campuses nationwide. USC has its own chapter of Active Minds. To find out more about Active Minds and mental health issues that students cope with, click on the link below:

"Saving Students" - A Video on (4/29/07)
Student Mental Health on Campus video

Listen to Alison Malmon, founder of Active Minds, on Wisconsin Public Radio (5/10/07)

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