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CALS Wellness

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

Meet Embedded Counselor Luke

Luke Strawn, LCMHC, is your dedicated counselor in CALS. He offers drop-in hours and appointments to undergrad and grad students, as well as telehealth.

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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 Wellness Resources

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

More resources to help you

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Students make their way across campus for the first day of classes at the start of the fall 2022 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Reducing Stigma Around Help for Mental Health

Drawing on personal experiences, animal science major and mental health ambassador Leia Neely encourages struggling students to reach out for help.

Working With Students

If you are a faculty or staff member working with students, please see the resources available to help students in need.

Teaching and Advising Resources

Student Mental Health Syllabus Language

As a student, you may experience a range of personal issues that can impede learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol or drug concerns, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and a 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. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Admin Suite Conference Room of the Bureau of Mines Building. He also 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.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Other Resources