Note: Most emergency services below are for those living locally in the Boone area. Good options, if you are living outside of the Boone area, include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) or your local crisis / mobile crisis number. For students living in NC, see http://crisissolutionsnc.org/ for crisis services in your county.
Emergencies During the Day
If you are in the Boone area and are experiencing an emergency during Counseling Center hours of operation (generally Mon-Fri 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) call the Counseling Center (828-262-3180) 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