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Student Counseling Services

Confidentiality

 

Student Counseling Services operates within strict professional guidelines regarding confidentiality. Mental health professionals are professionally and ethically obligated to keep what you say confidential. They may seek input from other therapists at the center in order to improve the quality of your care, but no information about your counseling will be released to, or discussed with, anyone outside Student Counseling Services without your explicit, written permission.

However, there are four specific instances where your counselor is obligated to breach confidentiality.

  1. If there is a risk of imminent harm to yourself or another person (e.g., a serious intent to commit suicide or homicide),
  2. If evidence that a child, elderly person, cognitively disabled, or physically disabled person is being abused
  3. When a court of law orders them to do so, but, whenever possible, counselors take steps to avoid releasing information that the client deems as damaging. 
  4. If you experience a medical crisis your counselor may  provide necessary medical information (e.g., about medications) to medical personnel as appropriate for your safety.

**Since there is no charge for services to Southern Miss students, no insurance companies are involved.

Contact Us

Student Counseling Services

103 Ray Guy Way 

Bond Hall South (East entrance) 

Hattiesburg Campus

Email
counselingFREEMississippi

Business Hours Phone
601.266.4829

After Hours Phone
601.606.4357