Help for Loss Survivors

You may be overwhelmed by grief, but you don’t have to suffer alone.

It’s important to know when to ask for help. You should seek help if you have any warning signs, especially if a problem is making it hard for you to get through the day. For assistance, you can come to the counseling center during walk-in hours. You can also call the Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Attend Therapy  or a Support Group   

Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help improve your overall mental health. Currently enrolled students are eligible to receive counseling for free from the Counseling and Psychological Services Center . Individual counseling  and group counseling  are available. In order to see a counselor, visit the counseling center during walk in hours.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, Walk-In hours are:
        Monday - Friday: 8:30am-11:00am and 1pm - 4pm

Attend the Watagua County Finding Hope: Survivor's of Suicide Support Group 

  • Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6pm in the Hunger and Health Coalition Conference Room
  • Cost is free
  • For more information contact Kim Winebarger at (828) 262-1628 or

Meet with a Grief Counselor

The Bereavement Coordinator at Medi Home Health and Hospice provides one on one grief counseling for ASU students. There does not need to be any connection to Hospice. Call 828-265-3926 to set up an appointment.

How to Talk to Children About Suicide 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education has advice on how to explain suicide to children who have lost a loved one.

Coping with Suicide 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has many resources for those who have lost a loved on to suicide. Click here  to be taken to their guide.

After a Suicide - coping with grief, trauma and distress 

This website is a clearinghouse of many resources following a loss.

Adapted from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's Help for Loss Survivors 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK(8255).

Local and National Resources

Campus Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services Center
(828) 262-3180

University Police Department  
(828) 262-2150
Emergencies: (828) 262-8000

Dean of Students    
(828) 262-8284

Counseling for Faculty
and Staff 

(828) 262-4951

Community Resources
Daymark Recovery Services  
(828) 264-4357
After Hours/Crises Line: (828) 264-4357

Finding Hope: Survivors of Suicide Support Group 
(828) 262-1628

National Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  
Chat: Click Here  

The Trevor Project    

At Risk: Suicide Prevention Training Simulation


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