Need help now?
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
If you are in crisis, you can also call the 24-HOUR LOCAL CRISIS LINE at (217) 359-4141.
The university's Mental Health and Wellness website is a centralized place with information on resources available on our campus. The site is also designed to help users identify their concerns and connect you to the best resource for those concerns. Mental health, wellness, access, and accommodation resources are complex, can overlap, and can be addressed on the individual, social, and institutional levels. The campus site aims to be both specific and flexible enough to get you connected to the right resources to address your concerns.
We care about your health and wellbeing and are here for you. Additional resources and information can also be found below.
Campus Counseling Center
McKinley Health Center
McKinley Health Center provides a number of services to students, including
- 24 hour Dial-A-Nurse service - lets you speak with a health care professional to coordinate your health care needs
- Visits with primary care provider
- Pharmacy service - many medications are offered at low cost or no cost
- Mental Health counseling and treatment
- Travel exams and inoculations
- Women's Health Clinic
- Health Resource Centers provide over-the-counter self-care supplies at no additional charge
- Health Information from our Health Education Unit
DRES provides academic support and accommodations.
The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially-trained call-takers. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock. All counselors have completed training to understand the unique issues faced by graduate students.
The Office of the Dean of Students has compiled a list of financial resources.
The campus wellness website also provides links to a variety of organizations and offices which provide support and education.
The Student Money Management Center provides financial education to all within the University of Illinois system.
In case of emergency
Contact the police department at 9-911 if you are on campus or 911 if you are off campus.
Suicide 911 (Emergency)
- If suicide is imminent, contact the Police Department immediately or Suicide Intervention Team at the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704 (TTY: 217-244-9146) during the office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
- Any individual (friend, relative, faculty, residence hall staff) can notify the Suicide Intervention Team, 217-333-3704, if a student they know makes a suicidal threat or attempt and is no longer in imminent danger.
- The suicide incident referral form can be completed here.
- Information about University of Illinois Suicide Prevention Policy
Non-suicide Psychological Emergency
- Contact the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- For emergency services after-hours, please call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141 (TTY: 217-352-4217).
- Counseling Center's Trauma Response Team
- Sexual Assault
- Contact the Emergency Dean at 217-333-0050 for other emergencies. The Emergency Dean is the university official responsible for providing referrals, information, and support to students during a health or safety emergency. Visit their website on when to call and when not to call the emergency dean.