Let’s Talk

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. please call 919.515.2423. For after-hours mental health emergencies, call 919.515.2423 and select option #2 to speak with an on-call counselor. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

What is Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a program that connects NC State students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center without an appointment. Counselors hold drop-in hours at several sites on campus.

Let’s Talk offers informal consultation – it is not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling, or psychiatric care. Let’s Talk is available during fall and spring semesters, and does not run during breaks. Talking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. 

Let’s Talk drop-in visits are: free, confidential, and no appointment necessary.

Let’s Talk Locations for 2022-2023

Community CenterLocationDay | Time
African American Cultural CenterWitherspoon Student Center 365Fridays | 3-4:30 p.m.
GLBT CenterTalley 5230Wednesdays | 2-4 p.m.
Multicultural Student AffairsTalley 4261Thursdays | 2-4 p.m.
Women’s CenterTalley 5210Tuesdays | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Office of International ServicesVirtual – go.ncsu.edu/space-internationalTuesdays | 12-1 p.m.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk is first-come, first-serve. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

Let’s Talk is different from ongoing counseling, which usually consists of weekly or bi-weekly 45-50 minute appointments. Let’s Talk is not formal counseling: it is a drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor from time to time.

Is Let’s Talk the right choice for me?

There is no wrong reason to seek support through Let’s Talk or the Counseling Center.  However, Let’s Talk is an especially good fit for students who:  Are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor, Are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor, Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through, or Have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do.

*Note: We are indebted to Cornell University and its Let’s Talk program for much of the content above.

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