Drop-In Spaces

The Counseling Center and Prevention Services are offering virtual drop-in spaces for the Fall 2020 semester.

Connect with other students, learn new coping strategies, and enhance your personal growth: Join us at one of our drop-in groups. Drop-in spaces explore wellness and mental health topics in a supportive environment. There’s no need to sign up—just show up!

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Mondays between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST (unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below)
Zoom link: go.ncsu.edu/teatime

Join us via Zoom with your own tea or snacks! This is a time to just show up, meet peers, learn about other cultures, relax, and support each other. Open to all international and domestic students.

Facilitated by Yuka Kato and Mary Njaramba.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. EST (unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below)
Zoom link: go.ncsu.edu/tne

The Nature Experience is a space for students that provides:

  • daily dose of time outside, that research has proven to be beneficial to overall well-being.
  • connect with others
  • a time to find be mindful and at peace.
  • the group will not meet in the event of rain or snow.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST beginning October 7 unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below
Zoom link: Register at go.ncsu.edu/smart to obtain Zoom link

Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a mutual-support group that offers a friendly, non-judgmental space where students can explore how to make changes to problematic behaviors (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Students can learn new ways to change their behaviors and lead fulfilling and balanced lives. SMART is a NON 12-STEP based group guided by scientifically validated methods that focuses on empowering individuals to change and to develop a more positive lifestyle.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Every other Wednesday between 1:30 – 3:30 pm EST beginning August 19 unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below
Zoom link: Register at go.ncsu.edu/blackandboundaried to obtain Zoom link

Racial Trauma drop-in space for Black students at NC State. In this space students will explore racial and ethnic trauma and discuss its varying impact on Black students. Through guided dialogue and discussion, students will be empowered to speak openly about their experiences and offer support to one another. This space values connection, community and establishing healthy coping strategies to manage symptoms of racial and ethnic trauma.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST beginning August 26 (unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below)
Zoom link: go.ncsu.edu/quitnic

Are you interested in reducing your use or quitting nicotine? Join us to connect with others going through the same process. This will be a private and and non-judgmental open space to talk about the effects and impact of nicotine through daily life.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST beginning September 16 (unless otherwise indicated on the calendar below)
Zoom link: Register at go.ncsu.edu/copingwithcovid to obtain Zoom link

Has the Covid pandemic shifted your life in ways you never anticipated? Has it resulted in loss of future goals, hopes and dreams about what college would be like, friend connections, family connections, and others? Join the Coping with Covid drop-in space to be with peers, give and receive support, and connect with others amidst this period of social isolation.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Wednesdays from 7:00 – 7:45 pm EST beginning August 26 (unless otherwise indicated on the calendar below)
Zoom link: go.ncsu.edu/stc

Start the Convo is a relaxed space that is designed to help you build connections with other students. Join Mental Health Ambassadors in this peer led drop in space to focus on activities and discussions designed to foster a sense of community.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually
When: Every other Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST beginning August 27 (unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below)
Zoom link: go.ncsu.edu/flourishdropin

Flourish is a collaboration between Prevention Services and the Horticulture department that:

  • Facilitates student wellness connections.
  • Was developed from evidence-based research surrounding the benefits of horticulture therapy.
  • Promotes physical and mental wellness, social skills, and emotional growth.
  • Provides experiential and educational opportunities.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Every other Thursday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm EST beginning August 20 (unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below)
Zoom link: go.ncsu.edu/definehappiness

In partnership with WellRec, students will explore alternative ways of having fun by diving deeper into the dimensions of wellness and learning new and different coping skills.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm EST beginning September 10 (unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below)
Zoom link: Register at go.ncsu.edu/thecollective to obtain Zoom link

In partnership with the Women’s Center, Prevention Services presents The Collective, a space for Womxn of Color Community Connection. The purpose is to create a space for existing and entering womxn of color at NC State to form a community, break silos, and deepen relationships through facilitated dialogue centered on truth-telling and testimonios.

The Collective welcomes cis and trans womxn as well as femmes and GNC folx. Open for undergraduate and graduate students as well as campus-based professional womxn of color in an effort to develop an all-encompassing community of support for our students.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Fridays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST beginning August 28 (unless otherwise indicated on the calendar below)
Zoom link: Email eadiethe@ncsu.edu to obtain Zoom link

Howl for Healing is a space for students with chronic illnesses that provides:

  • Community
  • Support
  • Resources
  • Opportunities for expression
  • Wellness-based programming

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: Every other Friday from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST beginning September 11 (unless otherwise indicated in the calendar below)
Zoom link: Register at go.ncsu.edu/packpark to obtain Zoom link

Pack Park provides students the opportunity to develop community among the members of the Wolfpack who have been affected by the loss of a loved one. Pack Park provides a place for students to find comfort, renewal, and honoring of the memory of their loved one through peer support, education, and healing-based programming.

For Fall 2020, this group will meet virtually via Zoom
When: TBA
Zoom link: TBA

This support space provides a virtual space for students in recovery from substance use disorders to connect. Attendees can expect the time to begin with a mindfulness exercise followed by a discussion focused on coping with recovery during the social isolation of COVID-19.

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