June 12, 2016: You do not need to be a survivor or know a victim of violence to experience the emotional and physical effects of violent action. The impact of violence can be immediate for some, and for others can not appear until some time has passed. For some, talking about the event with others, acknowledging the resulting feelings, and focusing on helping others can assist with reducing the negative emotional impact of violence. Others may find that talking with a mental health professional is a useful step in moving through the pain.
For both support and referral to providers in your area, Wake Forest University students can speak with a mental health professional by contacting the University Counseling Center at 336-758-5273 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. WFU faculty and staff can find counseling and support through the university’s Employee Assistance Program. Please see below for additional information on how to care for yourself and others:
Our staff of licensed mental health providers, administrative support, and graduate trainees invite you to explore our site to learn more about who we are, the services that we provide to the WFU community, and the resources contained on our webpages.
Counseling Services: The UCC is located in 118 Reynolda Hall and open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday for both scheduled appointments and same-day emergencies. After-hours and weekend crisis response available when school is in session by calling the Student Health Service (336.758.5218). Our services are free to all full-time undergraduate and graduate/professional students on the Reynolda Campus.
April 11-15, 2016: The Counseling Center provided daily suicide prevention trainings to continue our efforts to increase our community’s awareness of the signs of distress. Training included information on when and how to intervene and help people who may be thinking of killing themselves. All participants during the week were entered into a raffle to win some sweet prizes. Congrats to Elizabeth Reale (Beats Headphones) and Chloe Holt (Yoga Prize Pack – Yoga mat, Yogitoes towel, Hydroflask water bottle)!