Faculty & Staff: Mental Health and Counseling


Suicide Prevention and Crisis Line Information

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
  • Rosecrance Crisis Line: 217-359-4141, Local Crisis Line TTY: 217-352-4217
  • Faculty/Staff Assistance crisis line for University Employees: 217-244-7739
  • RACES Hotline (for sexual assault and stalking): 217-384-4444
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 877-384-4390
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1

Counseling and Therapy

Faculty/Staff Assistance Services

1011 West Springfield Avenue, Urbana
24-Hour Crisis Line for University Employees: 217-244-7739
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The staff of Faculty/Staff Assistance Services is dedicated to providing quality, confidential assistance to employees and their families who may be experiencing difficulties that impact their lives. This includes assessments, short-term counseling, crisis services, and referrals to appropriate resources.

The FSAS offers this benefit free of charge to all faculty, staff, retirees, and family members or significant others living in their household. Additionally, we work with supervisors as well as entire departments to develop and maintain a positive work environment. The FSAS staff is composed of licensed professionals who offer assessment, brief counseling, and if necessary, referrals to appropriate resources.

Services Available: Core Counseling, Work Group Services, Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund

Learn more about Faculty/Staff Assistance Services.

Psychology Department Psychological Services Center

505 E. Green St., 3rd floor, Champaign
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Psychological Services Center (PSC), is operated by the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The PSC strives to serve diverse clients from different walks of life using culturally relevant, strength-based, and evidence-based approaches. It is important to us that everyone who seeks services at our Center is treated in a respectful and welcoming way. We also strive to be sensitive to the effects of diversity-related issues such as oppression and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religion, age, immigration status, military status, legal record, or other forms of intolerance.

Fees for services provided by pre-licensed clinicians are very affordable. We use a generous sliding scale that depends on family size and income. No one is turned away for inability to pay.

Mindfulness training classes are also available. Use the Mindfulness Training Notification of Classes Email Group form to sign up to receive notifications when online and in-person classes are offered.

Learn more about Psychology Department Psychological Services Center.

Additional Resources

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
Illini Union, Room 323
8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) seeks to help in the efforts to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexist attitudes and beliefs on the campus, and to work to make the environment safe and affirming for all students, faculty, staff, and LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois in particular.

Preferred First Name

Students and employees may designate a preferred first name, which certain University systems will then use. For students, these systems include class rosters, the display name in Banner Self-Service, and the display name in a number of learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Compass, and Moodle), most online phone directories, and on the University i-card.

Learn more about changing your preferred first name.

Remote Work Resources from Illinois Human Resources

Illinois Human Resources has created a website with guidelines and resources to assist unit/college leadership, supervisors, and employees with returning to on-site work. 

Learn more about remote work resources from IHR.

State Employee Assistance Program

The State Employee Assistance Program is available to employees who are eligible for SEGIP. If the employee participates in a State health plan, EAP services are also available to their eligible dependents.

The State EAP is a confidential assessment and referral service that provides problem identification, counseling, and referral services. All EAP care managers are professional, licensed clinicians and experienced in providing support, understanding, and guidance for a broad range of needs. 

Cost: Free to employees eligible for SEGIP Health/Vision Plan

Trans Lifeline

US: 877-565-8860; Canada: 877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that is divested from police. They are run by and for trans people. If you have medical/police/EMT trauma, they do not call 911 without consent.

Learn more about Trans Lifeline.

Helpful Resources

Core Campus Resources

24 Hour Resources

After Hours Support

  • Emergency Dean After Hours Support for Health and Safety Emergencies for Students