Coping with Natural Disasters

Published September 7, 2017

Natural disasters, like hurricanes, can stir up fear and other uncomfortable emotions. We worry about our safety and that of our loved ones. It could be that this event serves as a reminder of other frightening, threatening experiences in our life. We realize it can be hard to be away from home at such difficult times. Remember, the Counseling Center is here to help. The following are links to helpful tips on how to cope.
 
If you need further support, stop by during our initial consultation hours M - F 8:30 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. If you have an urgent mental health need after hours, contact assistance by calling 828-262-3180 and following the prompts to speak to the counselor on call. Stay safe.

http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/coping_college_hurricane.pdf

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/hurricane-stress.aspx

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA13-4777/SMA13-4777.pdf


Invite a Counseling Center’s Mental Health Ambassador into your classroom or club meeting!

Published September 2, 2017

As we all work together to break the stigma surrounding mental health & counseling!

 Why schedule an MHA presentation?

  •     One in four young adults between the ages of 18 & 24 have a diagnosable mental illness yet this age group shows the lowest rate of help seeking
  •     Mental health issues are a leading impediment to academic success
  •     Untreated mental illness in college students is associated with lower GPA & drop out
  •     Treatment is effective but shame & stigma interfere with access
  •     Our trained peers are the most effective means of encouraging our students to seek help

Its Real: College Students and Mental Health video coverWe are excited to offer a NEW program this year!
A short film featuring real stories and experiences of students. It’s Real that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.

 

To schedule a screening of this film or another mental health presentation go to www.mha.appstate.edu or contact lovindm@appstate.edu.

 


Fall Groups Schedule Announced

Published August 15, 2017

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Have you ever been interested in group therapy? Wanted to participate in a group to learn more about yourself and others? Wanted to gain perspective?

The Counseling & Psychological Services Center is offering the following groups. Included there are brief group descriptions with the days and times the groups are offered. To join a group come to the Center during Initial Consultation hours (Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.).   For more information please phone the Center at  (828) 262-3180 or drop by the Center on the first floor of the Miles Annas Student Support Building. (A copy of the Fall 2017 Group Schedule can be downloaded here.)

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Statement on Diversity

Published August 2, 2017

The staff of the Counseling & Psychological Services Center is committed to the valuing of diversity in all of its forms. All are welcome, respected, and appreciated here.

We live in a diverse world consisting of many groups of people who have been de-valued and discriminated against based on such characteristics as race, ethnicity, cultural background, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic status. We believe that such prejudice and discrimination is detrimental to those who are targets, those who target, and the world in general.

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Free Online Screenings from the Counseling Center

Published August 1, 2017

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Did you know that the Counseling Center's website offers free online screenings for a variety of different mental health concerns? Check out our screenings here, or read more for additional information!

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Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

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Contact Us
 

     

Physical Address: 
1st Floor, Miles Annas Building
614 Howard Street 
Boone, NC 28608-2044

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 32044
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828-262-3180
Fax: 828-262-3182

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m

Initial Consultation Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m.

 - Please Note -
During Summer Sessions, Initial Consultation Hours at times may vary. Please contact us at (828) 262-3180 for our current schedule and to verify availability.

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