The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/6/2020 at 5:20 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Helpful Resources

  • If you want more help knowing how you can respond in helpful ways, check out this three-minute video on ways to express empathy:

  • If the student minimizes or is not sure if they have a problem, suggest checking out the Counseling Center’s free online screenings for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol use, bipolar disorder, and traumatic stress. The anonymous screening will provide your friend with feedback and recommendations. And you can also find many useful and informative articles on these and more mental health issues at the online screening site.
  • Check out for an online database of helpful articles, videos, and more about college student mental health.
  • Connect with Kognito, where a simulation will help you recognize when someone is exhibiting signs of psychological distress. Have a conversation that will help connect them with the appropriate support.

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