May is Mental Health Month

When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. May is Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.

A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also help people recover from these conditions. For those dealing with a chronic health condition and the people who care for them, it can be especially important to focus on mental health.

NC State Staff and Faculty have access to a host of wellness resources through the Wolfpack Wellness Program including the emotional well being resources listed below:

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)

Call: 866.467.0467
Go online:
TDD: 800.697.0353
Your NC State Web ID: FASAP

Personal issues, planning for life events or simply managing daily life can affect your work, health and family.  The NC State University Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) Program provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues.  The FASAP Program is university-sponsored, confidential and provided at no charge to you and your dependents. 

Confidential Counseling

Someone to talk to.

This no-cost counseling service helps you address stress, relationship and other personal issues you and your family may face.  It is staffed by Guidance Consultants – highly trained master’s and doctoral level clinicians who will listen to your concerns and quickly refer you to in-person counseling and other resources for:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Resiliency
  • Relationship/marital conflicts
  • Problems with children
  • Care giving support
  • Job pressures
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse

GuidanceResources Online

Knowledge at your fingertips.

Guidance Resources Online is your one stop for expert information on the issues that matter most to you…relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial, free time and more.

  • Timely articles, HelpSheets, tutorials, streaming videos and self-assessments
  • “Ask the Expert” personal responses to your questions
  • Child care, elder care, attorney and financial planner searches

State Health Plan Resources

The State Health Plan provides benefits for the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse by a hospital, doctor, or other provider. Office Visits, Outpatient Services, Inpatient Services, Residential Treatment Facility Services, Applied Behavior Analysis are all available to State Health Plan Members.

To Access Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with the State Health Plan, contact the Mental Health Case Management Department at 800-367-6143 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. This is a confidential service offered by the State Health Plan. The Mental Health Case Manager is a customer service representative who will refer you to in-network providers and will give you information you need to receive Mental Health or Substance Abuse Related Services. Language Services are available if translation is needed. Services for the Speech and hearing impaired are available via Teletypewriter at 866-367-6143.

Visit the State Health Plan’s website for more information.

For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit the MHA WEBSITE