Most emergency services below are for those living locally in the Boone, NC area. If you are living outside of the Boone area, good options may include:
Emergencies During the Day
IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing an emergency during Counseling Center hours of operation (generally Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm) come to the Counseling Center and let the receptionist know that this is an emergency and we will have you speak with a counselor as soon as possible.
Examples of emergencies are recent suicidal thoughts, recent sexual assault, homicidal thoughts, the death of a friend or loved one, having unusual experiences such as hearing voices or seeing things other people do not, and other similar events.
Emergencies After-Hours and Weekends
If you are in the Boone area the Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage should you have an urgent mental health issue. Call the Counseling Center at (828)262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on call.
Other Emergency Options
- Local (Boone) Mental Health Emergencies: (828)264-HELP (264-4357). Daymark Recovery Services is available for emergency calls and mobile crisis. Call the number and ask to speak to a mental health counselor. An emergency clinician from Daymark will respond.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
- OASIS (sexual assault helpline): 828-264-1532
- Trevor Project (support for LGBTQ+ identified individuals): 1-866-488-7386