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Counseling Services

What We Do

Welcome! We provide short-term supportive type personal counseling to currently enrolled students and make referrals to appropriate community resources. For enrollment or academic-related assistance please contact your success coach or academic advisor.

How To Contact Counseling Services

Roane State has a Counselor at Roane County (D-111) and at Oak Ridge (B-112). Services are provided by appointment at these and other campus locations. Please call (865) 481-2003 (preferred method) for an appointment or email usIf you email us, please provide your phone number so that we can call you to schedule your appointment and provide important information you will need prior to your appointment.

Meet Our Staff

Counseling Resources

Suicide Prevention or Mental Health Crisis

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger to self or others, please call 911 immediately.

Organization/Service Information Phone Number
Additional 24 Hour Assistance for Mental Health Emergencies:
TN Statewide Crisis Line for mental health emergencies State of TN - all counties. Call 24/7 to be routed to a trained crisis specialist in your area 855-274-7471 (or 855-CRISIS-1)
The Crisis Text Line 24/7 Text Line for persons in crisis to connect to a trained counselor Text TN to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Military Veterans Crisis Line 24-Hour Crisis line for the general public and military veterans  800-273-8255 / 800-273-TALK
800-799-4889 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
888-628-9454 (Spanish)

Information & Training on Suicide:

Suicide Statistics:

College students are in a state of life transition and can be overwhelmed with new opportunities and new responsibilities. Lifestyle changes, such as sleep deprivation and substance abuse, can contribute to suicidal behavior.

Suicide Warning Signs:

There are some behaviors that signal possible suicidal thoughts and attempts. Knowing these signals and taking action may help you save someone’s life. A person might be suicidal if they:

Remember: Any one of these warning signs alone does not necessarily indicate a person is suicidal. However, several warning signs may be cause for concern. Warning signs are especially important if the person has attempted suicide in the past. Listen. Get professional help. Your actions may save a life!

Suicide Information above from TN Suicide Prevention Network.

Contact: 

Tina Messamore • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4716 • Click name for email address

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