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These resources are intended to be helpful for people throughout the UNC and Chapel Hill communities.


  • Heels Care Network – General hub for mental health and well-being resources available to Carolina students, staff and faculty, including links to 24/7 support and suicide prevention resources.


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255. It is free, confidential, and available 24/7.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 (open 24/7)
  • HopeLine NC is a local crisis/suicide prevention helpline: 919-231-4525
  • The Trevor Project crisis line for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers: 1-877-565-8860
  • Your Life Your Voice teen crisis hotline for if you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused: 1-800-448-3000


  • Counseling and Psychological Services is available to UNC students who need assistance. CAPS can be reached 24/7 by phone at 919-966-3658. CAPS offers a variety of support groups, groups focused on communication and relating to others, and workshop-style groups which teach specific skills.
  • Office of the Dean of Students is a Student Affairs unit whose mission is to provide support and assistance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community focused on empowering students, to succeed in navigating the University environment.
  • UNC Care Team for outreach, information and referral for UNC students of concern.
  • Student Wellness at UNC-CH seeks to enhance the individual and collective health of our campus and wider community through a wide range of programs, services and resources.
  • Carolina Collaborative for Resilience is charged with providing timely, holistic, student-centered, culturally-responsive, intersectional, and strengths-based support for students who are navigating challenges as a result of identity-based trauma under the premise that students are less likely to “ask for help” within formal systems and instead turn to faculty and staff with whom they share similar backgrounds or life experiences for support. Resilience Coaches are expected to affirm the race, culture, and identity of all students seeking support. Resilience Coaches provide a safe space for students to share their stories and serve as a “bridge” between students and critical campus support units (Office of Dean of Students, CAPS, CHS, Student Wellness, etc.).
  • Employee Assistance Program is a confidential counseling and resource program that is designed to help University employees and their families deal with both personal and work-related concerns.
  • Mental Health First Aid Training provides free training for faculty, students and staff. Tara Bohley oversees the program.
  • Additional UNC mental health resources can be found here, courtesy of UNC School of Social Work.
  • UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health provides treatment and support services for people with severe mental illness, substance use disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities: 200 N. Greensboro St. Suite C-3 Carrboro, N.C. 27510, 919-962-4919
  • Peer2Peer is a student-run organization of peer supporters which offers mental health resources for graduate and undergraduate students and can be reached through their online form. Students can remain anonymous.
  • UNC-CH Peer Support Core was developed to promote the recommendation of thee UNC-CH Mental Health Task Force to increase resources for programs focused on peer-to-peer support, non-crisis support, and discussion.


  • Psychology Today and Good Therapy have lists of licensed therapists and can be filtered by location, insurance network and specialty area.
  • Mind Path Care Centers provides compassionate mental health care throughout North Carolina by helping clients match with a therapist or psychologist that fits their needs.
  • The Orange County Health Department offers free short-term counseling to clinic patients experiencing mental health issues.
  • Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children and families in need.
  • Melanin Therapy is a comprehensive directory of treatment options designed to meet the unique mental health needs of African-Americans and people of color.
  • Faith Connections on Mental Illness is a Triangle-area group working with all faith communities to welcome, include, support, educate and advocate for individuals and families who are living with mental illness. It provides support, education and forum, and helps create connections between individuals with mental illness or those caring for them.
  • Family Advocacy Network provides support for parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.
  • Josh’s Hope Foundation works with young adults who have serious mental health issues, helping them identify resources, build skills and develop plans to successfully transition to adulthood.
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. Attendance is not required each month and you can attend as needed. There are no fees required. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the United Church of Chapel Hill in the Parlor Room, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill. For more information about the group, please email Jodi Flick prior to attending.

Last updated November 18, 2021.