World Mental Health Day
This week started with World Mental Health Day, a time dedicated to raising awareness and mobilizing efforts to support mental health. With that in mind, I encourage you to take some time to think about your own mental health, acknowledge any challenges, and take steps to ensure you’re getting the care and support you need to be healthy and successful.
On behalf of our Wolfpack community, I’d also like to take a moment to share my heartfelt condolences to our friends at UNC-Chapel Hill. They have experienced great losses over the past several weeks, and I suspect many of you are also affected by the situation.
Please take time to check in on your friends and classmates when you can, and please take time to take care of yourself.
The way we manage mental health differs from person to person, and NC State has a variety of resources available to meet you where you are:
- NC State Counseling Center offers 24 Hour phone support at 919.515.2423 and a variety of services based on your needs.
- Prevention Services provides support for students in distress or identified as exhibiting concerning or worrisome behaviors. Refer yourself or a friend to NC State CARES.
- Everyone is welcome at NC State. Find your community at one of several campus
- community centers.
- Drop-in spaces through Prevention Services provide a casual, no-commitment-required way to engage in various experiences that allow you to find connections and support.
- Suicide prevention resources and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 800.273.8255 or through their Lifeline Chat.
Additionally, yesterday we posted an article, Supporting Our Community, to the homepage of the NC State website. Learn how we are training students, faculty and staff to become trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Once again, remember to take care of yourself and those around you and use the resources on campus as you need them. We are one Wolfpack, and each and every one of you is a valuable member of our NC State community.
Dr. Doneka R. Scott
Vice Chancellor and Dean
Division of Academic and Student Affairs