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.

When might counseling services be recommended

The following are some signs and symptoms that might suggest that your student could benefit from a referral to our services, particularly if they occur on a repeated basis within a short period of time:

  • A sudden drop in academic performance
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping/remaining in bed more than usual
  • Feeling sad, appearing tearful frequently
  • Social isolation or withdrawal from friends or activities that used to seem enjoyable
  • Expressions of hopelessness, (“There’s no point in even trying,” “Nothing matters”, etc.)
  • Statements about death or suicide, (“I wish I were dead,” “You would be better off without me”, etc.)
  • Avoidance of situations (not going to class, not contacting you as frequently)
  • Increased irritability or restlessness
  • Paranoid thinking or unusual/bizarre behavior
  • Increased substance abuse

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