Passionate About Mental Health? Apply to be a Mental Health Ambassador!

Published February 20, 2018

2017-2018 MHAs

MHAs are App State students who are trained by Counseling Center staff to give presentations that raise awareness and fight stigmas about mental health. Applications are due March 2nd, 2018 and can be found at

How do I become a Mental Health Ambassador?

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete application and reference forms
  • Must be responsible, motivated, and energetic
  • Must be interested in mental health topics and promoting positive mental health
  • Be able to commit to Fall and Spring semester involvement
  • Be able to attend weekly staff meetings on Friday afternoons and training seminar on Friday, August 17, 2018 and Monday, August 20, 2018

Benefits of becoming a Mental Health Ambassador:

  • Meet new people
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Build up resume for graduate school or your career
  • Gain experience in a mental health environment


Submit completed application packets (your application form and two reference forms) to Dr. Emily Lazar by mail or they may be dropped off at the ASU Counseling Center (in the Annas Student Support Building behind the Post Office). Application packets should be in a sealed envelope and are due Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Contact Emily Lazar ( or Leslie Martin (
at 262-3180 with questions.

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.

Prevent Suicide Block

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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