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Karen Kirkpatrick
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7667
Fax: (540) 464-7025
Email Cadet Counseling

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC)
Virginia Military Institute
VMI Health Center
448 Institute Hill, 2nd Floor
Lexington, VA  24450


Self Assessment and Mental Health Screenings

The Center for Cadet Counseling offers a free online screening tool, the VMI Mental Health Screening Tool, for eating disorders, alcohol issues, anxiety disorders, depression, and other concerns. The screening is available to VMI cadets and may be taken anonymously from the comfort of their own computers. This screening tool can help cadets determine whether or not professional consultation would be helpful.

Anonymous Mental Health Self-Assessment Tool

The online screening process is anonymous and confidential. The VMI Center for Cadet Counseling does not collect any identifying information such as names, e-mail or IP addresses. Neither our office nor the sponsoring organizations can view your individual results.

Online screenings are not a substitute for counseling or evaluation by a mental health professional. The screening may indicate if symptoms are consistent with mental health issues. If you have concerns about screening results, call 540.464.7667 or email Karen Kirkpatrick to schedule an appointment.

Services offered through Cadet Counseling are available to full-time Cadets and are free of charge and kept confidential. If you need immediate assistance or have an emergency come directly to the Center for Cadet Counseling (located on the 2nd floor of the VMI Infirmary) during business hours (0800-1430) or after hours go to the VMI infirmary, otherwise call 911.

ULifeline at VMI

ULifeline is another anonymous, confidential, online resource where cadets may comfortably search for information regarding mental health and suicide prevention. ULifeline is available anywhere, anytime online.

Visit ULifeline

What constitutes dependence or problem use?

If you are worried that a friend, family member, or yourself might be abusing a substance, follow this link to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. for some of the warning signs to look for.