WPCC provides free, confidential personal counseling and crisis counseling to students through the office of Student Services. These personal counseling services are offered on an as-needed basis for full or part-time students who may be dealing with issues such as alcohol/substance abuse, or stress at home or school that may be affecting them as individuals, or which may be affecting their academic progress. If, after initial assessment, students are found to need highly specialized or long term services, referrals can be made to appropriate service providers or resources in the community for further assistance.
To make a personal counseling appointment, call (828) 448-3565.
For personal counseling after-hours/weekend assistance:
Burke and Catawba county residents may call: Partners Behavioral Healthcare Management at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673), toll free 24/7 Crisis Line.
McDowell county residents may call: Vaya Health at 1-800-849-6127. TTY calls: 800-855-2280.
Here is a selection of online resources that may be of interest to you:
Health Information & Resources
Mental Health Information & Resources
- American Psychological Association Help Center
- National Institute of Mental Health
- NC Department of Health and Human Services
- Mental Health America
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- North Carolina Health Information
- US Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health
Relationship Violence & Sexual Assault Resources
- HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AT WPCC
- Family Guidance Center
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE
- North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Options of Burke County
- Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Substance Abuse & Addiction Resources
- Alcoholics Anonymous Information and Meeting Locator
- American Lung Association
- Gamblers Anonymous Information and Meeting Locator
- Narcotics Anonymous Information and Meeting Locator
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Partnership for a Drug Free NC
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)