UNC Health and School of Medicine leaders provided reflections and information about resources in a message to teammates on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
On Monday, Aug. 28, UNC Hospitals leaders shared this update with teammates.
Wellbeing resources available for the UNC School of Medicine community include:
For students, open counseling sessions are available throughout the week at:
- SASB North 1118
- Carolina Union 2420
- and CAPS from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For students who may need mental health services outside of business hours, please call the 24/7 Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) line: 919-966-3658.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will have dedicated counselors available for faculty and staff on Thursday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 1:
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Wilson Library
- Pleasants Family Assembly Room | Van T. Langeland, MS, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor & Critical Incident Response Consultant
- Special Collections Learning Center Room 504 | Denise Ford, LCSW, MSW, Psychiatric Social Work Clinician & Critical Incident Stress Management Trauma Specialist
Counselors will also be available by phone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 1:
- Henry Ford, LCSW, at 704-525-5850
- Nanette Hero-Vasquez, LCSW, at 817-874-3034
- Allen Koch, LCSW, at 469-319-2125
If a counselor is not available when you call, they are currently assisting another employee. Please call another counselor listed or leave a message for your call to be returned; voice messages will be returned as soon as a counselor is available.
EAP support is also available to you online through GuidanceConnect. Log on to guidanceresources.com using your username and password or register with Web ID: TARHEELS. You may also call 877-314-5841 to make an appointment with a counselor. Support is free and confidential.
For ongoing support, you can schedule an appointment with a mental health care provider using Headway through your State Health Plan insurance. If you need help finding a provider, the Find a Doctor tool helps North Carolina residents locate an in-network provider.
University guidance for returning to campus operations with care and compassion is available.
Members of the UNC Health Well-Being Program and the Department of Psychiatry are offering drop-in sessions for one-to-one support.
- They are located in MacNider Hall daily through Friday, Sept. 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Any UNC Health or UNC School of Medicine teammate is welcome to stop by and use this space to connect with a counselor or even simply take a moment for yourself. Information on expanded hours will be available soon.
- Additionally, any community members can call 984-974-9372 or email Well_Being@unchealth.unc.edu for information about additional available services, including virtual supportive sessions.
UNC-Chapel Hill has set up a hotline for students, faculty, staff and the community to address concerns and questions. It can be accessed by calling 919-918-1999.
Dial 988 to reach the United States suicide and crisis lifeline.
Hope4NC Helpline, available 24/7
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or just need someone to talk to, you can call the Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463)