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There are dozens of resources available at NC State to help you take charge of your wellness, tackle mental health challenges or simply find community on campus. Use the filters below to narrow down the list of resources — or search for a specific resource by name.


In case of a medical emergency or imminent danger, dial 911 and specify that you require assistance for a mental health crisis.



988 Lifeline 

The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.




Every degree-seeking NC State undergraduate and graduate student up to 12 free counseling telehealth sessions annually. With shorter wait times and providers in all 50 states, students have expanded access to clinicians with evening and weekend availability.

African American Cultural Center 

The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities.

Ahead of the Pack 

Ahead of the Pack assists new graduate students in adapting to NC State and various elements of graduate student success.

Asian Mental Health Collective 

Makes mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.

Behavior Assessment Team 

The Behavior Assessment Team (BAT) is committed to improving the NC State community through a proactive, multidisciplinary and coordinated approach to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention and management of the safety and well-being of our campus community. All employees and students are encouraged to report/share concerns.


Behavioral Health Resource Center 

North Carolina State Health Plan members can access the Behavioral Health Resource Center to find providers who can assist with anxiety, depression and other issues.

Black Men Heal 

Black Men Heal is a 501c3 grassroots nonprofit organization that was created as a solution to a broken inequitable mental health care system that does not center the needs of marginalized black and brown communities.


CARES is a program that works closely with campus resources to provide early intervention for students who may be struggling personally or whose behavior has led others to be concerned for their well-being. Case managers can meet with the individual(s) to provide access to resources and follow up with them to monitor their progress. Students,…

Case Management and Off-Campus Referrals 

This service connects students with specialized and/or longer-term mental health services not currently provided by the Counseling Center. Case managers meet with students to discuss and make appropriate referrals, goals, insurance, transportation, and other relevant elements.


The nation’s leading nonprofit organization serving people affected by ADHD.


Challenge Course 

Wellness and Recreation offers a variety of team and leadership development programs to student organizations, university departments, community organizations and corporate groups at the Jim Wall Challenge Course.

Changing Major Support 

Academic Advising Programs and Services (AAPS) provides drop-in advising for students who are exploring or changing undergraduate majors at NC State, outside of their current college. Cross-curricular advisors help students evaluate potential majors, navigate the on-campus change of major process (CODA), and plan appropriate coursework as students transition between majors.

Climbing Center 

The Climbing Center consists of two types of indoor climbing: roped climbing and bouldering. Bouldering is available for drop-in use any time the Wellness and Recreation Center is open, while roped climbing has set hours where staff are on-site.

Club Sports 

Club Sports are student-led organizations formed with a common interest in a sports activity. Clubs may be recreational, competitive or a combination of both, emphasizing student leadership, service and engagement that enhance your college experience.

Counseling Center Workshops 

Workshops designed for small groups to meet for three sessions to build coping skills for a range of concerns — from dealing with anxiety to improving relationships and more. The facilitators respect each participant’s right to share only what they are comfortable sharing

Couples Counseling 

Couples therapy at the NC State Counseling Center is an option for treatment if both students are enrolled in academic instruction.

Crafts Center 

Did you know that just 20 minutes of art daily is as beneficial as exercise and mindfulness? The NC State Crafts Center offers classes, workshops, and special sessions in jewelry, wood, clay, glass, mixed media, fibers, painting, printmaking, photography – and more!


Crisis Text Line 

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. We’re here for everything: anxiety, depression, suicide, school.

Text HOME to 741741

Drop-In Spaces 

Drop-in spaces are casual, low-commitment ways to engage in a variety of experiences that allow you to find connection and support. Drop-in spaces are offered by Prevention Services in collaboration with campus partners.


El Futuro 

El Futuro is a non-profit outpatient clinic that provides comprehensive mental health services for Latino families in a bilingual environment.


Emergency Housing 

NC State University Housing provides temporary and emergency housing on a case-by-case basis. While there is no cost for current on-campus residents to access alternative housing in the event of an emergency, costs for off-campus students vary by duration of stay.

Emotional Support Animals on Campus 

NC State University Housing permits service and assistance animals in all residential facilities. To qualify, students must receive approval from the Disability Resources Office and complete the University Housing service/assistance animal request form.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) offers no-cost counseling services for eligible employees and their household members to address stress, relationship, personal and family issues (three free sessions per issue). Counseling services available by phone, in-person or virtually.


Faith-Based Organizations 

Learn more about the variety of student organizations at NC State that are faith-based, religious, and/or spiritual.

Feminist Fridays 

Hosted by the NC State Women’s Center, Feminist Fridays aims to create a community of scholars who believe in collaborative leadership through engaging in critical discourse and reflection and provides an opportunity for transformative learning through discussion, counter-storytelling and refuting the dominant narrative often attributed to marginalized populations.

Find Substance Treatment 

Find Treatment is a government resource to find help for substance use.


Fitness Assessment Services 

Know where you are today to get where you want to be tomorrow. Fitness assessments are designed to help you learn more about your body to develop a personalized plan for meeting your health and fitness goals.

Group Counseling 

Counseling in a small group setting can help you feel less alone. It connects you with other students who are going through similar struggles, creating an environment of social support and encouragement.

Group Fitness 

Group fitness classes are included with a Wellness and Recreation Center membership at no extra cost. With 85+ group fitness classes each week, offerings include strength, dance, cycle, HIIT, yoga and more.

Group Training 

Experience the power of exercising in an inclusive, community-based environment with progressive programming and intentional coaching. Led by nationally-certified trainers, group training strives to enhance a participant’s overall fitness while focusing on different aspects of skill development.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina offers Headway, a mental health provider search platform. While all are welcome to use the platform, State Health Plan members enrolled in the Enhanced PPO Plan (80/20) or Base PPO Plan (70/30) will find Clear Pricing Project providers which do not require a copay.

HES: Take 8 at NC State 

The Department of Health and Exercises Studies offers more than 70 different activity courses ranging from required 100-level fitness courses to Canoeing or Self Defense. Students that complete four activity classes can visit HES to receive a free water bottle, or complete eight activity classes to receive a free t-shirt.

Hope4NC Helpline 

Free and confidential emotional support, counseling referrals and community resources.


Howl and Chill 

These free monthly events are designed to create community and connection and to develop your creativity and self-care. Discover the network of resources available on campus to support your health and wellbeing.

Inclusive Therapists 

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a social justice-oriented counselor, therapist or coach.

Individual Counseling 

Short-term therapy at the Counseling Center is goal-oriented, solution-focused and time-limited. You and your clinician will work together to determine a plan to address the primary goal.


Dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County, InterAct saves lives, rebuilds lives, and secures safer futures for victims and survivors and their families.

919-828-7740, 866-291-0855

Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space 

NC State’s interfaith prayer and meditation room (Room 2108, East Wing, Hill Library) serves and supports all students and the holistic wellness of the university community, as scientific evidence demonstrates the significant cognitive and physiological benefits of meditation. The spaces allow individuals of all religious faiths and non-religious beliefs to experience a place for peace, prayer,…

Intramural Sports 

The Wellness and Recreation Intramural Sports program offers a variety of individual and team activities to the NC State community. More than 7,000 participants compete in over 40 different league sports and special events annually.

Jeffrey Wright Military and Veteran Services 

NC State’s centralized resource in support of military-affiliated students.

Latinx Therapy 

This national directory is for Latinx Therapists in private practice.

Let’s Talk: Drop-in Counseling 

Let’s Talk is a drop-in program that connects NC State students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center without an appointment. Drop-in counseling offers an informal, confidential consultation at several sites on campus.

LGBT Center of Raleigh 

A safe space for the LGBTQIA community in Raleigh.


LGBTQ Pride Center 

The LGBTQ Pride Center serves students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, queer, transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, non-binary, agender, intersex and questioning students and their allies.

Lux Resources 

Lux Resources is a non-profit based in North Carolina created by NC State students to provide free legal support to survivors of sexual violence. Lux’s website compiles resources that support survivors, so survivors can focus on healing rather than navigating the legal system alone.

Mindfulness in the Museum 

As part of our Mindfulness in the Museum initiative, the Gregg Museum of Art + Design offers regular free Yoga and tai chi classes throughout the academic year.

Multicultural Student Affairs 

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of students, with an emphasis on African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Asian Pacific Islander South Asian American students. MSA programs and services expand students’ cultural horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences. Multicultural Student…

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.


Text "START" to 88788

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

The Hotline provides support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Hotline maintains free, confidential and compassionate highly-trained expert advocates ready to share crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Text "START" to 88788

National Parent Helpline 

A premier family strengthening organization leading the way in prevention by positively impacting the well-being of families and communities worldwide.

855-4A-PARENT (855-427-2736)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 

The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH) is a 24-hour national web-based and telephone helpline created to help teens (ages 13-18) experiencing dating abuse.

800-799-SAFE (7233)

Text "START" to 88788

On-Call Services 

The Counseling Center provides 24/7 crisis support to any student in need, and our clinicians work to ensure all students are supported, assessed and provided resources. After hours and on weekends and holidays, our crisis services are shifted to ProtoCall, a contracted service that provides telephonic counseling by licensed clinicians to any student in need.


Opioid Training 

This workshop will draw attention to opioid trends, signs and symptoms of overdose, and appropriate intervention. Each participant can take home a Naloxone (Narcan) kit.

Outdoor Adventure Trips 

Explore the great outdoors on a day or weekend trip with Wellness and Recreation. The Outdoor Adventure program leads a variety of trips each semester, including hiking, camping, biking and water activities, at local, state and regional locations.

Pack Essentials 

Pack Essentials provides resources for students at risk of or experiencing food, housing or financial insecurity, with a centralized collection of on- and off-campus resources, including the Student Emergency Fund, Meal Plan and Housing Scholarships, Meal Share program and the Feed the Pack food pantry. The Pack Essentials team responds to applicants in a timely…

Peer Health Education Group 

Peer health educators are a diverse group of students who are trained to teach fellow students about pertinent health issues in a positive, interactive and nonjudgmental environment. Topics include alcohol and other drugs, smoking cessation, sexuality programming, nutrition, body image/eating disorders, stress management, mental health and more.

Personal Training 

Wellness and Recreation’s nationally-certified personal trainers take a science-based approach to developing safe and effective programs tailored to your individual needs, goals and interests.

Power Lunch 

The Power Lunch series promotes health and well-being for NC State staff and faculty. Experts are invited to present on various wellness topics, with virtual and in-person sessions held.

Psychiatric Services 

The Counseling Center offers psychiatric evaluation and other psychiatric services. Students are eligible for two psychiatric appointments before any additional fees are assessed. If you think you need medication management, you must see a counselor at the Counseling Center first.

Psychology Today 

Psychology Today’s Therapy Directory lists clinical professionals, psychiatrists and treatment centers who provide mental health services in the US and internationally. By accurately displaying local providers, clients can be shown the alternatives open to them in their time of need.


QTPOC (Queer and Transgender People of Color) centers the lived experiences of African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Native American, multi-racial, and communities of color who identify as LGBTQIA+, and provides a space for students to share their experiences, discuss how their identities influence each other, connect with other students who are navigating multiple communities and…

Queer Quorum 

Queer Quorum opens up the GLBT Center to a variety of intersectional, student-picked discussion topics. The first and last Tuesday of every month features a different student dialogue facilitator who chooses the month’s topic and leads participants in a thought-provoking discussion. This event creates space for dialogue and affirmation of queer and intersecting identities.

Question, Persuade, Refer Training 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training is a bystander-intervention programming focused on identifying warning signs for students in crisis, strategies for support and resources for referrals.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Helpline 

Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.


Strong Hearts Native Helpline 

A 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

Student Ombud Services 

The Student Ombud is an independent, neutral, confidential and informal resource for all students and the campus community to discuss concerns about any aspect of their NC State experience. They serve as a personal guide for conflict management, prevention and resolution while advocating for fair processes and empowering students to navigate NC State successfully.

Survivor Support Services 

The NC State Women’s Center has trained advocates who support survivors of interpersonal violence (domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, etc.) in understanding their options and navigating healing and recovery. The NC State Women’s Center serves ALL NC State students and we welcome students of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. Services include accompaniment to court, student…



T-Files provides a space that centers the lived experiences of transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-questioning students to explore and affirm their identities, build community, and create a welcoming environment at NC State.

The Steve Fund 

The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

The Trevor Project 

Provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat or call anytime to reach a trained counselor.



Therapy for Black Girls 

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Therapy for Black Men 

Provides judgment-free, multiculturally-competent care to Black men.



Togetherall is an anonymous online peer support community here to listen and give your mental well-being a boost, available 24/7, 365.

UNC Rex Emergency Department 

In emergencies, call 911.

Unwinding Anxiety 

Unwinding Anxiety is an award-winning, evidence-based program that provides guided video and audio lessons to help people reduce their anxiety. NC State employees and students can get a 30% discount on an Unwinding Anxiety one-year, six-month or one-month membership.

Veteran Crisis Line 

24/7, confidential crisis support for veterans and their loved ones.

988 then Press 1



V4W is the nations leading 24/7 confidential peer support network staffed by veterans for veterans, service members, family members and caregivers.


Wake Med Emergency Department 

In emergencies, call 911.

We R Native 

A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them.

"Native" to 741-741

Well Wolfpack Certified Organizations 

The Well Wolfpack Certification allows workplaces and student organizations to infuse holistic well-being practices into their college, department, unit or group and earn recognition for their efforts.

Wellness and Accessibility Technology Lending 

University Libraries offers a collection of devices aimed at promoting wellness and enabling physical and emotional self-care, including color blind glasses, Verilux full spectrum lamps, guided meditation lights, white noise machines, talking calculators, high contrast keyboards and pen readers.

Wellness and Recreation Membership 

Student, faculty, staff, alumni, affiliate, retiree, temporary employee, visiting scholar and household memberships are available for purchase at the Wellness and Recreation Center. Memberships provide access to Wellness and Recreation indoor facilities, outdoor spaces, programs and services.

Wellness Challenges 

These free activities are designed to educate participants on healthy lifestyle practices and support their application into our daily routine. Work to improve your holistic well-being with challenges focused on movement, hydration, nutrition, mindfulness and sleep.

Wellness Champions 

Wellness Champions are NC State staff and faculty who have a special interest in facilitating an innovative culture and environment of wellness in their college, unit or department.

Wellness Coaching 

Wellness and Recreation’s nationally-certified wellness coaches offer several options to NC State students to improve their well-being in individual, group or drop-in settings. Each coaching opportunity is designed to meet you where you are in your well-being journey and facilitate your personal growth and development along the way.

Wellness Education Sessions 

Level up your wellness knowledge with an interactive and informational session designed for classrooms, departmental meetings and student organizations. Led by Wellness and Recreation, topics include: creating a culture of wellness, resiliency, movement, mindfulness, stress management, time management, self-care and sleep.

Wellness Living-Learning Village 

The Wellness Village is open to all NC State students committed to living a balanced lifestyle. The village encourages developing and maintaining personal overall wellness through coursework, small programs, mentorships and high-impact events.

What’s on the Table 

What’s on the Table is the African American Cultural Center’s weekly space for Black folx across campus to come together to unpack important conversations essential to our communities. From navigating PWIs, to the weaponization of black hair, this space is known to provide dialogue that stimulates the minds of attendees and offers a space for…

Wolfpack Career Chats 

Alleviate the stress surrounding what you’ll be when you grow up. Tune in to Wolfpack Career Chats to hear students and alumni who normalize the struggle associated with change and the messiness of being a human. Weekly tips help improve your career confidence. 

Wolfpack Success Program 

This support program is designed to provide NC State students with the skills, strategies and resources needed for success at college and beyond. Hosted by Wellness and Recreation, the program offers four virtual modules; optional in-person activities, including meetings with certified wellness coaches; and strategies to help you develop accountability.

Wolfpack Wellness Badge Program 

Earn recognition for enhancing your holistic well-being by completing activities that align with NC State’s six elements of wellness: purpose, financial, physical, emotional, social and community. Exposure to these elements will better prepare individuals to identify and translate them into real-world applications for personal growth and continued well-being.

Women’s Center 

The mission of the Women’s Center is to build and create a community of authentic and engaged allies and leaders to pursue gender equity and social justice, enhancing the campus climate through education, advocacy, support and leadership development.