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Counseling Emergencies


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Counseling Center is not accepting walk-in appointments and is conducting the majority of services through telehealth visits. In crisis, contact the counselor on-call by calling Campus Police at 919-760-8888 or the Critical Response Team at 919-612-6350 for assistance during the fall and spring academic semesters. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, email counselingcenter@meredith.edu or call 919-760-8427.

The Counseling Center provides 24-hour crisis-intervention services throughout the regular academic year for students experiencing mental health crises (e.g. psychological trauma, thoughts of harming self or others).

Emergencies

Call 911 immediately if you or someone you are assisting is experiencing a life-threatening emergency. If you are on-campus, call Campus Police at 919-760-8888 immediately thereafter to report any emergency situations. Campus Police will give callers instructions and will call 911 to direct emergency vehicles to the correct location.

What is a mental health emergency?

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you may be experiencing a mental health crisis. Please seek assistance.

  • Have you experienced a personal, psychological, or physical trauma recently?
  • Has your level of distress increased significantly or have you had a drastic change in functioning?
  • Has someone asked you to come to the Counseling Center or another mental health resource?
  • Are you having thoughts or have you made a plan to hurt yourself or others?

What are my resources if I am experiencing a mental health emergency?

Meredith College Counseling Center 

  • Talk with a counselor during Crisis Hour, 1:00 p.m., Monday—Friday by calling 919-760-8427 to schedule a telehealth Zoom or phone session.
  • In rare instances, when a telehealth remote contact is not sufficient, a student may come by Carroll Hall 208 to access crisis assistance. Please call 919-760-8427 to make these arrangements.
  • Call the on-call counselor. The Counseling Center offers an on-call counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the academic year for students in crisis. The student must call the Critical Response Team at 919-612-6350 or Campus Police at 919-760-8888 to reach the on-call counselor. A Critical Response Team member or security officer will call the on-call counselor who will call back the student. Please note: there is no on-call counselor available during the winter recess or over the summer.

On-Campus Resources

Campus Police: 919-760-8888

Health Center: 919-760-8535

Community Resources

All Emergencies: 911

Holly Hill Hospital: 919-250-7000

Wake Crisis and Assessment Services: 1-800-510-9132

Wake County Mental Health: 919-250-3133

Hopeline (Suicide Hotline): 1-800-784-2433

HopeLine of North Carolina, 24/7 Hotline: 1-877-235-4525

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255



Appointments & Drop-Ins
Contact Information
Beth Meier
Director, Counseling Center
208 Carroll Hall
(919) 760-8427
Fax: (919) 760-2383
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