Statement on the Impact of the Presidential Election
The UNC Charlotte Counseling Center strives to be a welcoming and safe place for all students, and we affirm our commitment to all students regardless of their political views. We recognize that this has been a particularly divisive election season, with a significant amount of hurtful and hateful rhetoric impacting many members of our campus community because of their race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious afilliation, political views, country of origin, or other aspects of their identity. More than ever, we need to stay connected by seeking support and extending it to others. While there are times when we can feel helpless in the face of political vitriol, be mindful that it is within our power to impact the world as we impact those closest to us. This is a time when peace and healing are most needed.
If you think support from the Counseling Center may be helpful to you, please contact us at 704-687-0311.
Please see the following links regarding stress related to the Presidential election:
On this site, you will find information about the services we offer in the Center, links to a variety of mental health resources, and details about our pre-doctoral internship and practicum training programs. We hope you enjoy exploring this information and find these resources helpful. Please be in touch with us if you find there are things we can do to be helpful to you, whether you are a UNC Charlotte student, faculty or staff member, family member or friend of a member of the UNC Charlotte community.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte aspires to create an affirming, accessible, and safe environment that celebrates human diversity. We understand diversity to include but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identify and expression, sexual identity, sex, age, socio-economic status, religion, ability, nationality, and language. We are dedicated to social justice through increased awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination.
Statement in Response to Ongoing Violence against the Black Community
As many students, faculty, and staff begin to cope with the pain of the recent shootings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and of Keith Lamont Scott in our home city of Charlotte, the staff of the Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte want to voice our solidarity with and support for our Black students, staff, and faculty and all members of our community who are affected by these tragedies. We acknowledge that these tragedies spark deep pain, fear, anger, frustration, and exhaustion, especially in the context of historical racism and oppression. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of these tragedies.
We recognize that many students at UNC Charlotte are affected by the above events, and we want to offer our support. Please know that the Counseling Center is available for UNC Charlotte students who need the safe space to talk about these events. We also recognize the need for other safe spaces outside the Counseling Center and the need for community support. Below is a list of some on-campus and off-campus support resources. We encourage you to reach out to people you can trust and who can support you in coping with your reactions. We also encourage you to know your limits, and allow yourself permission to set boundaries in conversation and with social media so that you can take care of yourself. You may also click this following link for a 15-minute Black Lives Matter meditation: http://drcandicenicole.com/2016/07/black-lives-matter-meditation/.
University Counseling Center
Counseling services for students are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm by calling the Center at 704-687-0311 or visiting us at 158 Atkins. More detailed information about our services is available throughout this website. We call your attention to our statement on inclusion and diversity below. More information about support services will be available as events unfold.
On Campus Resources for Students
Multicultural Resource Center
Student Union 210
Dean of Students Office
217 King Building
On Campus Student Organizations
Black Student Union
The Undergraduate Association for the Study of Black History
100 Black Women
United Black Professionals
Black Graduate Student Organization
Advocates for Change
100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte
740 W. 5th Street Suite 206
Charlotte, NC 28202
Q City Metro
NAACP Chapters of Greater Charlotte
NAACP Chapter of North Carolina
Resources for Staff and Faculty
Support services for faculty and staff are available through ComPsych.
|Please see http://hr.uncc.edu/employee-relations/compsych-guidance-resources-employee-assistance-program for more information regarding available resources.
Suicide Prevention Week activities
Thanks to everyone who joined the Counseling Center and Center for Wellness Promotion for National Suicide Prevention Week activities.
Photos and information about other suicide prevention activities can be found in the Suicide Prevention section of this website.
Statement in response to ongoing violence against underrepresented groups
The staff of the Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte have been following the horrific and tragic events that have occurred recently in Orlando, FL, Baton Rouge, LA, Falcon Heights, MN, and Dallas, TX. We cannot begin to imagine the level of pain, invalidation, frustration and anger that many people are trying to come to terms with, and make sense of, in the aftermath of such senseless violence and unnecessary deaths. We recognize that these tragedies are evidence of historical systemic oppression and the devaluing of Black lives and bodies in our society, even now. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all the victims of these tragedies.
We recognize that diverse communities of UNC Charlotte are affected by these tragedies and may be in need of support. Please know that the Counseling Center is, as always, committed to promoting inclusion and we honor the diversity and strength within the University community during these difficult times. We strive to listen to and validate the lived experiences of those who have been historically disenfranchised and disregarded, and provide support in coping with such feelings of marginalization and helplessness.
Resources for Students
Counseling services for students are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm by calling the Center at 704-687-0311 or visiting us at 158 Atkins. Students seeking emergency support outside of business hours should call the Counseling Center at 704-687-0311 to be directed to FoneMed nurse triage. More detailed information about our services is available throughout this website. We call your attention to our statement on inclusion and diversity below. More information about support services will be available as events unfold.
Resources for Staff and Faculty
Support services for faculty and staff are available through ComPsych. Please see http://hr.uncc.edu/employee-relations/compsych-guidance-resources-employee-assistance-program for more information regarding available resources.