Signs to Watch For

  • Changes in sleep, eating patterns, or weight
  • Changes in appearance or hygiene
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Depressed mood
  • Excessive tension or worry
  • Decreased motivation
  • Statements about suicide or death, or feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Statements about homicide or harming others
  • Restlessness, irritability, hyperactivity, pressured speech
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use
  • Decline in academic performance or drop in class attendance
  • Social withdrawal (e.g. goes from being actively involved to quiet and withdrawn, or less engaged with friends)
  • Self-injury (e.g. cutting, scratching, or burning)
  • Unusual or exaggerated response to certain events (e.g., overly suspicious, excessively agitated, or easily startled)
  • Excessive risk taking
  • Displays of aggressive or abusive behavior toward others
  • Signs of memory loss
  • Incoherent thought patterns, difficulty focusing thoughts, or nonsensical conversation patterns
  • Physical aches and pains

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

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