Get Mental Health Help

At Illinois, we have many resources available to help you with your mental health, but where to start can sometimes seem confusing. Identifying what you need and for whom can be a logical first step in addressing a mental health issue.

Find Help Now

Call or text 988 if you are in crisis or looking for help.  Any time, day or night.

24-Hour Services

UIPD Response, Evaluation and Crisis Help (REACH)

911 for Emergencies | 217-333-1216 for Non-Emergencies

Rosecrance Local Crisis Line (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment)

217-359-4141 | TTY: 217-352-4217

The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)


Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services (RACES)


Domestic Violence Hotline


Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Call or Text


Faculty/Staff Assistance Services Crisis Line for University Employees


Don’t know where to start?

Worried about a friend?

Are you faculty or staff needing help?

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Counseling Center

Location, Hours, and Contact Information 

Room 206, Student Services Building, 610 E. John St., Champaign 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 

The Counseling Center can help you address academic, relational, social, emotional, and other concerns you may face in college.  Whether it be mental health issues like depression and anxiety, academic issues such as time management and study skills, or adjustment issues such as the transition to college, roommate problems, and homesickness, we are prepared to help you through one-on-one counseling or group counseling 

Embedded Counselors are also available to offer you counseling services within the department or college they serve. In so doing, they are able to better understand your unique needs. You can meet with an Embedded Counselor for a Let’s Talk session, a 15-minute casual conversation where we’ll help you find the right resources for your mental health and success at Illinois.  


Location, Hours, and Contact Information  

1109 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana 
Same Day Acute Assessment – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday 
During the 2020-21 academic year, appointments may be by telephone or telehealth. 

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. Limited psychiatry services are available by referral from McKinley primary caregivers. 


Location, Hours, and Contact Information  

1207 S. Oak St., Champaign 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday 

Students with disabilities can register with Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) to allow you with non-visible disabilities, including mental health, equal access to your courses and campus activities. For registered DRES students, we provide academic coaching, group therapy, and individual therapy appointments without session limits at no cost. 

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With HealthiestYou, you can connect with a doctor on your schedule, even from the comfort of your home.  You have 24/7 doctor access with unlimited consultations who can help with a diagnosis, treatment, and prescription anytime, anywhere.  This service is free if you have the Student Health Insurance.  Additionally, if you access this site through your UnitedHealthcare app, you can bypass the necessary insurance information requirement.

Helpful Resources

Core Campus Resources

24 Hour Resources

After Hours Support

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