Mental Health Contacts

The Campus Assessment, Response, and Education (CARE) and Crisis Team is an interdisciplinary unit that works collaboratively to provide intervention, resources, and assistance to students that are struggling with their success at UNC Asheville. College is a time of continual growth and transition and some of these transitions and life events may spark personal crises that inhibit a student’s personal and academic success. The CARE and Crisis Team partners with faculty, staff, students, parents, and families to address these concerns and crises to ensure the health and safety of all our students.

Student Concern during working hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • Co-Kema King-Hines – Student Affairs Case Manager – (828) 250-3977
  • Melanie Fox – Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – (828) 250-2370
  • Sue Lipiec – Clinical Director/Counselor – (828) 250-2356
  • Health and Counseling Center – (828) 251-6520

Other On-Campus resources for mental health concerns during working hours

  • Jay Cutspec – Director Health and Counseling – (828) 251-6868
  • Ann Marie Roberts – Associate Director of Advising – (828) 350-4502
  • Rebecca Nelms – Athletics – (828)-251-6919

Student Concern after working hours and weekends (5 p.m. – 8 a.m.)

  • Call Campus Police at (828) 251-6710; Ask to speak to the Counselor-on-Call (24/7)
  • ProtoCall Services: Telephonic Behavioral Health Services; Call Health and Counseling at (828) 251-6520 after hours press #4
  • Health Link (Nurseline); Call (888) 267-3675

Mental health emergencies

  • RHA Mobile Crisis (888) 573-1006 – Mobile crisis is a state-funded free service that will complete an assessment where the student is located. Student must agree to the assessment.
  • Campus Police (828) 251-6710