Appalachian Cares

Appalachian Cares is a place to find information and updates about matters of student health and safety. If you are concerned about the well-being of someone in your campus community, if you are observing behaviors that make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you don't need to have the answers. On this page, you can find resources and contacts to help. If you don't see what you need here, or if you have a ideas, questions or concerns regarding student life at Appalachian, you can submit them here.

Resources

  • The University Police Department is located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck.

  • If you have been sexually assaulted recently or some time ago, you may be experiencing a wide range of feelings, from shock, fear, disbelief, recurring memories, outrage, confusion, sadness, despair, and anger. Please do not lose hope. All of your feelings are valid. You did not deserve this and the offender is the only person who should be blamed. There are many who can be of help to you now.

    • Sexual Assault Prevention
    • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline

      1-800-656-4673

      At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country. RAINN does not have any record of a caller's phone number or name.

      Callers always have the choice of whether or not to share their real name or phone number with counselors; they are never obligated to reveal this information. In other words, we will know who you are only if you choose to tell us.

  • If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, help is available.

    • Prevent Suicide
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

      1-800-273-8255

      It doesn't always feel like it, but your life matters. In moments when you feel like you just need some support, there is help out there. Join the movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you, the unique and real you, matter.

    • Wellness Center: Alcohol
    • Daymark Recovery Resources

      Daymark Recovery Services, Inc. is a mission driven, comprehensive community provider of culturally sensitive mental health and substance abuse services.

      • Crisis Line

        828-264-4357

      • Office Line

        828-264-8759

  • Mountaineer Safe Ride service provides safe and secure transportation for students during the evening hours. The service is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. The service area is strictly limited to University properties only (parking lots, residence halls and academic buildings).

    • 828-262-7433

    Learn more

  • Crime Alerts

    Crime alerts are issued by University Police. Notification to the campus of serious crimes is required by federal law.

    Learn more

Messages

It's Up to Me

6 min. 44 sec. -- This promotional video for Appalachian’s "It's Up to Me" safety and bystander awareness campaign provides three personal stories on the importance of speaking up. It also offers these tips: Say Something, Ask and Listen, Have a Plan and Be Aware. The video promotes the website appcares.appstate.edu with resources and information related to student health and safety. This video won a Platinum MarCom Award in 2012.