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If you or someone else are experiencing a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency, please call 911

Below you will find a variety of mental health resources. If you or someone you know are experiencing mental health issues, we strongly encourage you to engage these resources.

UNC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • You all have access to CAPS services
  • No appointment is necessary for initial visit
    • Walk-ins 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Monday-Thursday
      9:30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm Friday
  • Can call CAPS at 919-966-3658

Additional options for mental health concerns:

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (call or text 988 or chat online) – free and confidential
  • Text START to the Crisis Text Line at 741 741

Heels Care Network

  • A hub for all students, postdocs, faculty, and staff to access mental health and well-being resources at Carolina
  • Find support for yourself and others through the extensive list of mental health resources and support groups
  • Trainings
    • Mental Health First Aid
      HAVEN Training
    • Safe Zone Training
    • ReThink: Psychiatric Illness
  • LSN Peer Support
    • LSN is a peer support program, made up of undergraduate, graduate, and professional student volunteers, for UNC students to connect with student peers via live chat
    • This is NOT a crisis resource

Care Referral: Are you concerned about another student?

  • If the student is a potential harm to self or others, call 911 or UNC Public Safety at 919-962-8100 or bring the student to the nearest hospital emergency department
  • If the student is not a potential harm to self or others, a conversation may be the best option
    • It is important to speak to the student in a private space, and to listen empathetically without judgment
    • Offer the student hope and encourage them to talk about their issues
    • Remember your own limits and assist the student in seeking campus resources, including Dean of Students and CAPS
  • Submit a Care Referral Form for any non-emergency concerns

Biology Graduate Student Check-In Form

Other valuable and important resources:

Additional UNC mental health resources, courtesy of UNC School of Social Work:

We ALL deserve compassion. If you are struggling, please reach out to a loved one, friend, colleague, mentor, and/or one of the resources listed on this document. You are NOT alone.