Counseling Center Receives 150+ Gifts on Giving Tuesday
Gifts will help provide staff training, direct services and even small comforts like coffee or tea for appointments.
Alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and others gave generously to support mental health services for NC State students on Giving Tuesday, which took place on Nov. 29.
The Counseling and Prevention Services Enhancement Fund received more than 150 gifts and over $12,000 on the day. Gifts to the fund help provide training, direct services and even small comforts like coffee or tea for appointments.
“We are incredibly grateful for all of the support we received for Counseling and Prevention Services on Giving Tuesday,” said Monica Osburn, executive director of the Counseling Center and Prevention Services. “It is great to see so many people show that they care about the mental health of our students and take action to support our efforts on campus.”
NC State’s Counseling Center provides critical mental health services for the Wolfpack. The number of students requesting help from the Counseling Center has recently skyrocketed, with almost 6,000 student counseling appointments in the last school year.
The Counseling Center helps students address various challenges, such as depression, anxiety, family issues, substance abuse and more. The center provides both group and individual counseling as well as workshops to build crucial life skills. It also collaborates with student Mental Health Ambassadors to foster peer-to-peer education efforts.
Even though Giving Tuesday has passed, you can support the Counseling and Prevention Services Enhancement Fund at any time at give.ncsu.edu/dasa. You can also learn more about Counseling and Prevention Services and the crucial support and resources they provide students on their respective websites.