The High Point University Office of Counseling Services strives to provide assistance to students who may experience emotional, behavioral, and/or psychological concerns during the transition into, or during, college life. As this is a time for change and growth, we recognize that it brings with it exploration of your abilities to manage stress, build relationships, balance work and play and learn more about wellness.
Counseling services are available at no cost to all currently enrolled students at High Point University.
Counseling Services is located on the 3rd Floor of the Slane Center. Office hours are from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.
Office of Counseling Services
High Point University
3rd Floor Slane Center
High Point, NC 27268
336-888-6306 (Confidential Fax)
Our goal is to see students in a reasonable time period. We make every effort to schedule appointments that work with your class schedule. We ask that you try to schedule an appointment as early as possible if you have concerns. As the nature of counseling must address emergency/crisis situations first, we encourage you not to wait to call until you feel you are in a crisis. If you are experiencing considerable distress at the time of your call, please make this known to the staff immediately.
You may schedule an appointment in one of several ways.
- Stop by Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of Slane to make an appointment in person during our business hours.
- Call Counseling Services at 336-888-6352. PLEASE NOTE: If you are having a mental health emergency, please do not email us or leave a voice mail and wait for a returned call. We want you to receive help immediately. In the case of emergency, please follow the instructions listed on our Crisis Situations / Emergencies page.
Mental health issues are a reality for millions of people across the country. Young people are especially at risk, with half of college students reporting that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year. The impact of mental illness is so devastating that suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24.
The good news is that nearly all mental health issues can be improved with proper treatment. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage help-seeking, we can change and save lives. Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. Visit this site to learn more:
Group for Spring 2018
G.R.I.T. (Gaining Resilience, Integrity and Tenacity)- Building Resilience Group
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or school and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary. People commonly demonstrate resilience. Being resilient does not mean that a person never experiences difficulty or distress. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone. Our G.R.I.T. group will offer you an opportunity to learn some skills to build your ability to be resilient. This group will meet weekly on Wednesdays for 7 weeks from 1/24/18 – 3/14/18 (excluding the week of Spring Break). Group will be held at 3:30 pm in Phillips – Room 220. All are welcome to attend any or all of the groups and no prior registration is required. There will be a prize for individuals who attend all 7 weeks! Group will be facilitated by a Licensed Professional Counselor from the Office of Counseling Services.
All are WELCOME – this group is open to all HPU students. There is no sign up or prior contact with Counseling Services needed.
A process group is an opportunity to talk about issues that are on your mind with trained mental health professionals and other HPU students. It is a time to share thoughts, feelings and experience with the goal of helping each other. You can come one time just to talk about a pressing issue or come every week to get help from a group of supportive people and is also available to you while you are awaiting your intake appointment for individual services. Process Group will meet during the Spring 2018 semester on Fridays at 3:30 in David Hayworth Hall- Room 202.