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
The University community was saddened to hear about the death of one of our football players, Sean. Students who are in need of urgent counseling are encouraged to contact Valley Creek which operates Chester County Crisis. Valley Creek is located in Exton, PA and the phone number is 610-918-2100.
For students struggling with this loss, please reach out to family, friends, teammates, fellow faculty/staff/students and share in expressions of grief. Students who feel particularly upset by this event and are struggling to regain their emotional health are encouraged to seek professional help. The Counseling Center Case Manager & Referral Coordinator will return to campus on August 22nd, so more immediate referrals into the community can be made. Please call the main CC number (610-436-2301) during regular work hours to be connected with her after the 22nd. The Counseling Center will reopen August 29th with the commencement of Fall Semester classes.
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 on August 31st, September 7th, 14th, and 21st! 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 -- Monday 8/30 and Tuesday 9/6 from Noon until 2pm
The Goldens (come see which dog Don decides to bring) -- Tuesday 8/30 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Zeus -- Thursday 9/15 from 6 - 8 pm
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: