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Resources to help our Pack in need

Wolfpack community,

I am regretfully writing to you today with very sad news. Our community experienced two tragic student deaths in the last 24 hours.

This is heartbreaking, and I know there’s little I can say to console the deep hurt or heal the immense grief felt by the family and friends of these young people and others we’ve lost this year. What I can say is that I, along with so many caring members of our community, share in this grief.

Please take extra care of yourselves, keep an eye out for each other and be on the lookout for those around you who might need help. Don’t be afraid to intervene if you think a friend is struggling, and please don’t feel ashamed if you’re struggling.

If you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed for any reason, or you just want to talk with someone about how you feel, find help now through the many counseling resources and other support available to you at the university. Students, you can schedule an appointment with the Counseling Center or with one of our community providersAcademicLiveCare, a free teletherapy service, is another resource available to you.

Faculty and staff, in addition to resources offered to you through the Faculty and Staff Assistance ProgramState Health Plan members have access to mental health coverage and additional resources via the Behavioral Health Resource Center.

All of these resources, and many more, can be found on our Wolfpack Wellness website. Please take some time to review all of the resources available to you and those you care about on campus.

The Counseling Center and Prevention Services are also hosting several drop-in spaces over the next few days. All members of our campus community are encouraged to stop by for support and resources:

  • Today, April 27, 4-6 p.m., Caldwell Hall, Lounge
  • Friday, April 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Caldwell Hall, Lounge
  • Friday, April 28, 1-4 p.m., Talley 4280
  • Monday, May 1, 1-4 p.m., Talley 3210

If you think someone is struggling, do not hesitate to reach out to them. You can also make an online referral for a student or employee you’re concerned about.

As the work of implementing Student Mental Health Task Force recommendations continues, NC State remains committed to doing all we can to support our community and each of you as we move forward.

No matter what you’re going through, know that you are not alone; your NC State family cares about you, and we are here to support you. We are a Pack, and our Pack takes care of one another.

Take care of you, stay healthy and be well.

Randy Woodson