Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services Center
Free and Confidential Counseling for Currently Enrolled Students
1st Floor - Miles Annas Student Support Building
(828) 262-3180
Walk-In Hours
Monday - Thursday: 1pm - 4pm
Friday: 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday and Thursday:  8:30am - 10am

University Police Department
Emergencies and After Hours Support
Rivers Street Parking Deck
(828) 262-2150

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Text "appcares" to 50555

Dean of Students
Assistance for Academic Affairs
324 Plemmons Student Union
(828) 262-8284

Red Flag Campaign
Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault
(828) 262-2704

Counseling for Faculty and Staff
Free and Confidential Counseling for Employees
400 University Hall Drive
(828) 262-4951

Community Resources

Daymark Recovery Services
Community Mental Health Provider
132 Poplar Grove Connector # B
(828) 264-4357
After Hours/Crises Line: (828)264-4357

OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter)
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Assistance
225 Birch St., Suite 4
(828) 264-1532
Crises Line: (828) 262-5035

Finding Hope: Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Hunger and Health Coalition
Cost is free
For more information, contact Kim Winbarger at (828) 262-1628 or

Hunger and Health Coalition
Provides food, pharmacy, clothing, woodlot and more for free or at greatly reduced cost for qualifying individuals
(828) 262-1628

United Way 2-1-1
Information and Referral Hotline
From a landline: 211

NAMI High Country Connection Group
Monthly 90 minute peer-led support group meetings
Free and open to adults 18+
Contact Cath Hopkins ( or Kristie Brown (


Community Providers Who Specialize in Suicide Care

McKinney Marriage and Family Therapy
805 State Farm Road 
Suite 304, Box #4
Boone, North Carolina 28607
(828) 756-3258

Dr. Bob Hill
140 Appalachian St 
Suite A
Boone, North Carolina 28607
(828) 398-0102

Lyric Fitzgibbon (MA,LPC)
719-a Greenway Rd 
Suite 310
Boone, North Carolina 28607
(828) 319-2377

Dr. Nancy S. Richard
895 State Farm Rd, Suite 210 
Boone, North Carolina 28607
(828) 538-2097

Dr. Judy Scheel, Ph.D., LCSW
268 Howard Street 
Boone, North Carolina 28607
(914) 352-5131

Vannoy Counseling Services, PLLC
805 State Farm Rd Ste 304 
Box #4
Boone, North Carolina 28607
(828) 270-7835

CLICK HERE for Alternate Non-Mental Health Resources (Employment, Food Assistance, Housing Assistance, Legal Services)

LGBTQ Student Resources

LGBT Resource Center
Provides resources, support, information and a welcoming atmosphere for LGBT individuals and their allies
Plemmons Student Union, Room 106
(828) 262-8566

Sexuality and Gender Alliance
Strives to create an inclusive and accepting environment for all gender identities and sexual orientations on Appalachian State University’s campus and surrounding community

An all-inclusive group on Appalachian State University's campus for students, staff, faculty and other community members who identify as transgender, transsexual, intersex, gender queer/variant, gender-fluid, questioning and allies

Veteran Resources

Student Veterans Association
Provides a social group and support structure to help veterans adjust to, and become successful in, civilian and college life

Watagua County Veteran's Services Office
Watauga County Veterans Service Office, located in the Courthouse Annex (331 West Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607), assists veterans, dependents, and retirees in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.

North Carolina Heroes' Fund
The mission of the North Carolina Heroes’ Fund is to improve the quality of life for the military men and women of North Carolina and their families who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of their service, often times from overseas deployment.

Veterans Crises Line
 24/7 crises counseling for veterans and their families
1-800-273-TALK[8255] *press 1*
Text to 838255
Chat: Click Here

Vet Self Check
A safe, easy way to learn whether stress and depression might be affecting you

Multicultural Student Resources

Office of Multicultural Student Development
Resources for multicultural students
255 Plemmons Student Union
(828) 262-6158

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 Crises Counseling
Chat: Click Here

The Trevor Project
24/7 Crises Counseling for LGBTQ Youth Online Support Forum

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
24/7 Assistance

National Eating Disorders Association
Confidential Helpline

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