Concerned about Possible Suicidal Thoughts?

Ask About Suicide
If you think someone is contemplating suicide, you need to ask them about suicide. If you can't ask the question, find someone who can.

Say: "Are you thinking about killing yourself?"

Ask About a Plan and Timeframe
Risk for suicide is higher when a plan is in place.

Say: "Do you know how you would kill yourself? Do you have access to that method? Do you have an idea of when you might do this?"

Be Supportive
Listen. Let the person know they are not alone and that you are there for them while they go through this.

Say: "We are going to get through this. You are not alone."

For more tips on how to help someone who is thinking about suicide, check out the guide on Help for a Friend and other resources at  

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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