Mental Health Resources

Campus Mental Health Resources

The purpose of these links is to help identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for students in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry — and where and when to seek help. Left untreated, these issues can become debilitating and even life-threatening. You are not alone and there is help both locally and nationally. If you feel that you may be experiencing these issues or find yourself concerned for a friend or peer, it is important to take action now.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a range of services intended to help students develop improved coping skills in order to address emotional, interpersonal, and academic concerns. The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling. All of these services are paid for through the health services fee. The Counseling Center offers primarily short-term counseling, but we do provide referrals to the community when students could benefit from longer term services.

See Counseling Center webpage for  an appointment or call 217-333-3704

McKinley Mental Health Services

The Mental Health Clinic at McKinley provides evaluations, consultations, and recommendations for subsequent treatment for a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Short-term individual psychotherapy and medication treatments are provided when indicated. McKinley’s staff of mental health professionals includes licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, a clinical nurse specialist and clinical social workers.

For an appointment, call (217) 333-2701.

What if I need to talk to someone after 5:00 pm?

The Counseling Center collaborates with the Champaign County Crisis Line to provide support and referrals for individuals needing mental health support after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Please contact the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141 (TTY: 217-352-4217) to speak with a counselor.

National Resources

Crisis Text Line

Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Calling the toll-free number (1-800-273-8255), connects those in need to compassionate people who are there to provide the emotional support some can’t find anywhere else. They will help family and friends of those at risk find ways to help their loved ones. All calls are confidential.

The Trevor Project

A project began to provide LGBTQ individuals of any age a safe space to talk and find support, the Trevor Project provides several outlets for communication and help. The Trevor Lifeline (1-866-488-7386) is a toll-free, 24/7 intervention and suicide prevention service.