Emergencies During the Day
If you are experiencing an emergency during Counseling Center hours of operation, let the receptionist know that this is an emergency and we will have you meet 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.
If you are having an emergency and are able to call us at (828) 262-3180 to tell us you are coming, we will start making arrangements for a counselor to be available.
Emergencies After Hours
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 Mental Health Emergencies: (828) 264-HELP(4357), Daymark Recovery Services available for emergency calls and mobile crisis. Call the above number and ask to speak to a mental health counselor. An emergency clinician from Daymark will respond.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK(8255)
- OASIS (sexual assault helpline): (828) 264-1532