Parents & Caregivers

If you’re worried about your student, find a few key resources below.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
  • Rosecrance Crisis Line: 217-359-4141
    • Local Crisis Line TTY: 217-352-4217
  • RACES Hotline (for sexual assault and stalking): 217-384-4444
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 877-384-4390

Tips on how parents and loved ones can support your student

Parents, family members, friends, and others are often seen as logical first contacts for advice and support. More importantly, you are often one of the first and sometimes the only person to recognize that your loved one is not functioning well, academically or personally. Find tips from the Counseling Center on how to support or refer your student.

Refer a Student (ODOS)

Students, faculty, staff, parents, and others are strongly encouraged to report behaviors they feel are concerning or worrisome. Fill out the form.

Counseling Center: Suicide Prevention Team

217-333-3704

Any individual (friend, relative, faculty, residence hall staff) can notify the Suicide Prevention Team at the Counseling Center, 217-333-3704, if a student they know makes a suicidal threat or attempt and is no longer in imminent danger.

Disability Resources and Educational Services

1207 S. Oak St., Champaign
217-333-1970
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
disability.illinois.edu

At the University of Illinois, students with disabilities can register with Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) to allow University of Illinois students with non-visible disabilities, including mental health, equal access to their courses, and campus activities. For registered DRES students, we provide academic coaching (for organization, time management, structure, prioritizing, and motivation), group therapy, and individual therapy appointments without session limits at no cost to the student. However, we do charge No Show Fees if appointments are not cancelled within 24 hours.

Learn more about accommodations and supports for students with non-visible disabilities through DRES.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations

On this page is an overview of the primary resources available for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois to assist them with requesting a reasonable accommodation for both visible and non-visible disabilities, including those that may affect mental health.