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CALS Wellness

Every member of our Pack is vitally important to the success of the university, the future of North Carolina and our world. We want you here. You matter. CALS Wellness connects you with the resources you need.

In Case of a Mental Health Emergency

Contact the NC State Counseling Center

Contact the NC State Counseling Center at 919-515-2423. If the emergency is after regular business hours, select option 2 after calling to speak with the on-call counselor.

Call 911

In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 200+ crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Meet Counselor Luke

Luke Strawn, LCMHC, shares how he supports CALS students’ mental health and equips faculty and staff to address students’ wellness needs.

Man with glasses in blue shirt smiling
Students make their way across campus for the first day of classes at the start of the fall 2022 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Student Resources

Wellness isn’t just about your physical health. Wolfpack Wellness and CALS Wellness connect you to resources and communities to enhance your wellbeing in six areas: purpose, financial, physical, emotional, social and community.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Working With Students

As a student, you may experience a range of personal issues that can impede learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug concerns, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. The Counseling Center at NC State offers confidential mental health services for full-time NC State students, including same-day emergency services. CALS also has an embedded clinician named Luke Strawn, who hosts a drop-in counseling space every Tuesday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Admin Suite Conference Room of the Bureau of Mines Building and sees clients for individual therapy. Individual appointments with Luke or questions about other mental health services can be made by visiting the Counseling Center’s Get Started page and following the instructions under Make an Appointment. A full overview of campus wellness resources can be found on the CALS Wellness and WolfPack Wellness websites. Please do not hesitate to get connected early to get the support you need to be successful.