blog posts Mental Health Resources for UIC Students WellnessUIC Crisis Services - https://counseling.uic.edu/crisis-services/A mental health crisis can include but is not limited to: You are feeling unsafe You are hearing or seeing things that are not really there You have recently experienced violence (e.g., sexual assault, physical abuse, hate crime) You are thinking about hurting others You are considering suicide or self-harmI think I am having a mental health crisis.During business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm), call the Counseling Center at 312-996-3490. You may be scheduled for a crisis consultation or connected to a counselor for an immediate assessment as needed.After business hours, call the Counseling Center at 312-996-3490 and press “2” to speak with the Counseling Center After-Hours Crisis Counselor. The counselor is there to listen and help create a plan to keep you safe.If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional: Follow the plan that you and your provider have established for managing crises and contact your provider in the manner as agreed upon.I want to end my life. I have a plan, and I don’t think I can stop myself.Call 911 or UIC Campus Police (312-355-5555). The operator will get you the help you need. Typically, someone with training in mental health first aid will come to your location, talk to you, and help you with a plan that will keep you alive.Go to the UIC Hospital Emergency Room (1740 W Taylor St Chicago, IL 60686; (312) 996-7298), or another hospital near you.24-Hour Crisis HotlinesDialing 988 will connect you to a trained crisis professional. Their website has an online chat feature, too.You can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. They also have an online chat that is available all day, every day: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/The Crisis Text Line lets you text your feelings to someone who cares. Text HOME to 741741 and a trained crisis counselor will text back.Additional Crisis Resources for LGBTQ Students, Student Veterans, Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Survivors are here https://counseling.uic.edu/crisis-services/UIC Wellness CenterThey support student learning, academic success, and retention by providing wellness services that promote healthy attitudes and behaviors, empower students to make informed choices, and enhance holistic well-being.Campus Advocacy NetworkCAN: Confidential, Advocacy-based, and Needs-focused - A program of the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource CenterWe provide education, training and advocacy for students, staff, and faculty who need assistance or information on issues related to gender-based violence (such as sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, harassment, and stalking) or feeling unsafe.UIC Counseling Center UIC Counseling Center services are free and are funded by your Student Health Service fees.Services including Individual, Group, Peer Support, and more - https://counseling.uic.edu/services/Resource Library - https://counseling.uic.edu/resource-library/ Chicagoland Community Provider Database - https://counseling.uic.edu/case-management/community-provider-database/FAQs - https://counseling.uic.edu/faq/UIC Dean of Students Student Assistance Student Assistance offers help to students in addressing the complex crises, life traumas, and barriers that may adversely affect their academic success or collegiate experience. Student Assistance empowers students to take an active role in their education by helping them evaluate and connect with the resources and options available to address their situation.Student Assistance can support with issues including, but not limited to, personal and family emergencies, academics, interpersonal conflicts, personal safety, transition issues, and physical and mental health concerns.Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS) The Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS) is a mental health clinic in the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). They offer therapy and psychological assessment using approaches that are based on scientific theory and supported by scientific evidence, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. OAPS serves the UIC community, including faculty, staff, and students, as well as people living or working in the greater Chicago area.Neuropsychology Clinic The Neuropsychology Service provides comprehensive assessment services for child, teenage, adult, and geriatric patients in whom impairments of cognitive, neuropsychiatric, or developmental functioning are evident or suspected. Our services include outpatient evaluation and inpatient consultation services.Neuropsychological assessment involves a systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities such as intelligence, academic skill, memory, language, attention, problem solving ability, executive abilities and visual motor skills, as well as sensory/motor and personality/emotional functioning.Disability Resource CenterIf you are looking to receive services through the Disability Resource Center, we want to support you. Please contact the DRC at (312) 413-2183 to schedule an appointment, as provisional accommodations may be available as you gather new documentation. SUCCEESS ClinicThey are a resource dedicated to providing services to UIC undergraduate and graduate students with ADHD who are struggling with academic or mental health difficulties.