If you think your friend or others might be in immediate danger, call 911 or UIPD at 217-333-1216. They have officers specifically trained to work with students in crisis. If your concern is not immediate/urgent, please make a referral to the Student Assistance Center.
Students, faculty, staff, parents, and others are strongly encouraged to report behaviors they feel are concerning or worrisome. You can report with this form.
In addition to making a referral, you can also walk with your friend to any of the various campus resources whose mission is to support students in need. These include: the Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center, Women’s Resources Center, International Student and Scholar Services, Disability Resources and Educational Services, and more. If you aren’t exactly sure which resource would be most appropriate, know that the Student Assistance Center is a good place to start. They can assist you and/or your friend in getting connected to the right resource.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255
24-hour Community Mental Health Crisis Line: 217-359-4141
24-hour Crisis Line for University Employees: 217-244-7739
Suicide 911 (Emergency)
If suicide is imminent, contact the Police Department immediately at 217-333-1216 or Suicide Prevention 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 Prevention Team at the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704 if a student they know makes a suicidal threat or attempt and is no longer in imminent danger.