We all face pressures. The Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility at Southeast is here for students who want to talk or need assistance.

The Center is designed for students to seek counseling services from a licensed professional to respond to a variety of personal and social issues. The Center also assists with crisis intervention and provides educational resources to foster and develop an academic environment that is equitable and accessible.

Crisis Hotline

For crisis management, contact Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility at (573) 986-6191 or cbha@semo.edu, or after hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (573) 651-2911.

Additional Services

  • Counseling

    Effective counseling is an active process that requires open and honest communication between client and counselor. Together, the client and counselor assess the client's concerns and make decisions for the most appropriate direction for support and/or change.
  • Accessibility Services

    Accessibility Services is the institutionally recognized program designated to provide both federally mandated services as well as proactive services for students with disabilities, by ensuring equal access. By providing leadership, advocacy, resources, mediation, and guidance to students with disabilities, Accessibility Services assists students with identifying barriers to their success and thus identifying ways to address those barriers.

Group Sessions

The Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility offers group sessions to assist with stress, anxiety, addiction, and more.

Mental Health Screenings

Online mental health screenings are available for depression, alcohol, and eating disorders.


Ask. Listen. Refer.

The Southeast Missouri State University Suicide Prevention Training Program was designed to help faculty, staff, and students prevent suicide by teaching you to:

  • identify people at risk for suicide
  • recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide
  • respond to and get help for people at risk

Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training

Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students and staff to be proactive in helping others. Step UP! received a NASPA Gold award and recently was identified as a ‘Best Practice’ by the NCAA Sports Science Institute of national and international scholars. This course will help you raise awareness of helping behaviors, increase motivation to help, develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns, and ensure the safety and well-being of self and others.

Stepped Care Model

The Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility utilizes the stepped care model approach to meeting students' needs. We will make sure you get access to the resources you need to take care of your mental health!

After Hours DPS
(573) 651-2911
Crisp Hall 201-202
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 8220
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701