Public Safety: 610-436-3311 for safety concerns
610-436-2301 for behavior or mental health concerns
Emergency Medical Services:
610-436-3311 (will link to 911)
Crisis Intervention (Exton) for community help: 610-918-2100
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Text START to 741-741
This is a free, crisis text line. A trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond quickly. This service is not sponsored nor supported by the University; this is a free nationwide crisis text line for anyone to use. For additional information see http://www.crisistextline.org
Students must walk in during Triage hours to begin counseling appointments.
The Counseling Center
NEW PROGRAM: Feeling homesick? Struggling with the adjustment to WCU? You may be interested in coming to the Counseling Center for LUNCH WITH MUDD! Yes, this semester, we are offering a lunchtime group with our Therapy Dog, Mudd, and Dr. Rachel Daltry (his handler). Come meet other students who are struggling with similar experiences in their transision to campus. Bring your own lunch, join the group, and learn some techniques that can help you adjust!
WHEN? Wednesdays at noon during September and October! We are in the lower level of Commonwealth Hall!
The Counseling Center is sad to announce that Tucker left this world on May 10, 2016. There are not enough words to thank him and Don for the years they visited the WCU campus to bring joy and healing hugs to so many. These photos are just a few that capture the agility, grace, love and devotion of such a great dog – a friend and true companion to Don. Thank you for sharing his life and spirit with us!
Rest in peace, Tucker.
DOG THERAPY OUTREACH
Sykes Student Union
Upcoming Dog Therapy dates --as promised, here are the first dog therapy dates! Come see us in Sykes!
Darla --Tuesday, October 18th from Noon until 2pm; Wednesday, November 9th from 11am until 1pm; Tuesday, November 29th from Noon until 2pm; and Wednesday, December 14th from 11am until 1pm
The Goldens -- Tuesdays -- October 25th, November 15th, and December 13th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Zeus -- Thursdays -- October 20th, November 10th, & December 8th from 6 - 8 pm
And don't forget our Dog Therapy Extravaganza on Tuesday, December 13th from 11am until 1pm.... So many dogs to cuddle (plus the Goldens that evening, too)!
Missing your furry little friends at home? Visit them on Twitter @WCUDogTherapy.
We realize that acts of massive violence are hard to understand and grasp. It is more widespread and you may feel afraid and traumatized just looking at the media coverage. The shootings may challenge your sense of safety, equilibrium, and hope for the future. For some, it will trigger memories and feelings that are difficult to process. These occurrences do elicit many different emotions, such as shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, and anger. You may have trouble sleeping, concentrating, and continuing with your coursework.
Here are some tips on managing your emotions and recovering your sense of balance: