State and National Resources:
- National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255; or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. This service is available 24/7. It is free and confidential.
- Suicide prevention resources | AFSP
- NAMI North Carolina – NAMI North Carolina (naminc.org)
Additional UNC mental health resources, courtesy of UNC School of Social Work:
- 11JUN_Mental-Health-Resources.pdf (unc.edu)
- Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.
- Melanin Therapy is a comprehensive directory of treatment options designed to meet the unique mental health needs of African-Americans and people of color.
- Sara Pequeno Twitter Thread with Additional Resources
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strives to be a warm, friendly, and diverse place where people with all types of cultural experiences, ideals, and achievements feel at home. American Indian & Indigenous Studies faculty, staff, affiliates, and students come from within and outside the state of North Carolina and from many different Indigenous nations. The American Indian Center serves as the front door of the University for Native students and communities in the state of North Carolina and for Native people from across the country. We encourage you to explore their website to access a wealth of information regarding student organizations and resources. We also invite you to learn more about the undergraduate-oriented Carolina Indian Circle, the graduate student-centered First Nations Graduate Circle, and the Native American Law Students’ Association. Every year, American Indian and Indigenous Studies partners with the American Indian Center and other departments to offer exciting speakers and events, including the Michael D. Green Lecture in American Indian Studies, the Elder-In-Residence program, and the Carolina Seminar in Global Indigeneity & American Indian Studies.
Information regarding financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students at UNC, including the Pogue Scholarship, North Carolina Native American Incentive Grant, and Sequoyah Fellowship, can be found on the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid and Graduate School websites. In addition, UNC offers undergraduates an opportunity to compete for scholarships offered through the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholars Program and Robertson Scholars Program. A fuller listing of organizations and resources can be found at the American Indian Center, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Graduate School’s Funding for Diverse Students page. Other helpful links include the Office of Student Affairs, the Center for Public Service, the Botanical Garden, and the Visitor’s Center.