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Planning an event that may be triggering?

Counseling Center staff members are available to collaborate with campus groups in the development of presentations and programs that address topics related to mental health. In such collaboration, we can share our expertise about mental health concerns and suggestions for program development that incorporates best practices and messaging that evidence suggests is both safe and effective.

For those events on campus not organized or facilitated by the Counseling Center involving topics that might be triggering or cause emotional distress for those participating, we invite students who are in need of immediate support to present to the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center also offers after-hours emergency coverage should students 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.

We encourage presentations on mental health topics to be used as an opportunity to remind audience members that the Counseling Center is a free resource that can provide students with emotional support via individual and group therapy or consultation with those who are concerned about a student in distress. Students who are interested in obtaining services can visit for an initial consultation Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please provide the Counseling Center with a 2-week notice in regard to any requests for collaboration and/or presentations.