The Counseling Center is saddened by the recent loss of students due to suicide, and our thoughts go out to everyone affected by these tragedies. We understand that many students may be having a range of grief responses and can benefit from assistance sorting through their experiences and/or guidance with coping strategies.
Additionally, we encourage any student who is experiencing feelings of depression and hopelessness to seek assistance. Depression and anxiety can make current issues you are facing feel more permanent and overwhelming than they are. These conditions are very treatable, and Counseling Center staff are trained to help students through difficult times.
We’re located in the Student Services Building at the corner of Sixth and John Streets in Champaign and are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need to speak to a counselor immediately, please come to the Counseling Center during these hours. After hours, please call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141. In non-emergency situations, we aim to offer students same-day appointments. Please call 217-333-3704 to schedule an appointment.
Additionally, below are some resources that might be helpful.
Kognito At-Risk (online training for warning signs of distress and how to guide students toward campus resources)
Suicide Prevention Month
Recent Tragic Events
Normal Stress Reactions to Trauma/Death
Surviving Psychological Trauma
Responding to a Friend in Grief
Suggestions for Faculty/Staff When Dealing with Suicide
McKinley Health Center Mental Health Clinic