Our State, Our Wellbeing


UNC Friday Center

The Friday Conference Center offers free accessible parking options in the visitor lot. If you are staying at the Courtyard Marriott, you are also welcome to walk over. It is important that you park on the south end of the Friday Center. DO NOT park where it says Friday Center Park and Ride Lot – you will be ticketed. 

Disability seating will be offered at the front and back of Grumman Auditorium. All foods will be labeled for dietary restrictions.

Two gender-neutral bathrooms are located on the second floor for trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer students, staff, faculty, and guests. In addition, the Friday Conference Center has a lactation room available for nursing mothers. See map below that includes our first-floor restrooms.

Friday Conference Center Map

Attendee Checklist

  • Check in at registration to get your name tag and event materials

  • Access the event agenda online to navigate the day

  • Food will be served at breakfast, lunch and during the reception

  • Details about accessibility (parking, closed caption, etc.)

  • Notice that media will be present

What is Our State, Our Wellbeing?

Our State, Our Wellbeing is a 12-month initiative to identify and implement strategies to improve mental health and reduce the number of suicides in North Carolina, launched by Carolina Across 100 and the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute

Understanding Suicide Prevention in NC

Our conversations and research about suicide prevention work led Carolina Across 100 and the UNC Suicide Prevention Instutute to a few clear conclusions. First, the issues of suicide and mental health are shared across the state, but they affect every community differently. In turn, every community brings different assets, resources, and relationships to this challenge. To address this issue effectively, we need local-level input and context alongside coordinated efforts across state-level partners and systems.

**If you or someone you know are thinking about suicide, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.**