We know this is an unprecedented time--stress and uncertainty can make it difficult to protect your mental health. Illinois students can always reach out to the Counseling Center. This article explains our current procedures. Please call us at 217-333-3704 to connect with a counselor.
Below is a list of resources that may be helpful. To see the resources under each category, please click on the heading.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Healthline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Treatment Helpline 1-877-726-4727
PACE Inc. Center for Independent Living (Every weekday, 10am (call-in meeting) 312-626-6799 (Meeting ID: 794 789 524)
American Red Cross (1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED-CROSS): The American Red Cross can assist with mental health services if you have a quarantine or isolation area set up.
OSF Healthcare SilverCloud - An online platform available 24/7 to help manage stress, anxiety and depression. It’s backed by a live health care professional who can direct users to in-person or telehealth care if necessary.
The Pavilion Behavioral Health System: Free confidential mental health assessments, 24/7 at The Pavilion, 809 W. Church Street, Champaign. 217-373-1700, or 1-800-373-1700.
Call 2-1-1: 24-hour information about human services (basic needs, crisis and mental health services, financial assistance, health care, support groups) in Champaign County.
The Crisis Center (Central Alabama): 205-323-7777
Crisis Services of (North Alabama): 256-716-1000 or 800-691-8426
Crisis Services (Southwest Alabama): 251-431-5111 or 1-800-239-1117
United Way 2-1-1
Statewide crisis line: 877-266-HELP (4357) or 800-273-8255
Text: 839863 3-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Crisis hotlines by county:
Maricopa County served by Mercy Care: 800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444
Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties served by Arizona Complete Health - Complete Care Plan: 866-495-6735
Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties served by Steward Health Choice Arizona: 877-756-4090
Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities: 800-259-3449
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community: 855-331-6432
Statewide Crisis hotline: 888.274.7472
California statewide warmline: 855-845-7415, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. , Saturday, 7
a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Statewide crisis hotline: 1-844-493-8255
Text: “TALK” to 38255
Northern Delaware Crisis Hotline: 800-652-2929
Southern Delaware Crisis Hotline: 800-345-6785
Crisis hotline and Access Line (GCAL): 800-715-4225
Client can download app “My GCAL” to text and live chat with crisis support providers
On Honolulu: 808-832-3100.
On the neighbor islands: 800-753-6879
Statewide Hotline: Call or text 208-398-4357
Statewide Crisis hotline: 317-251-7575
Text: CSIS to 839863
Statewide crisis hotline: 855-581-8111 (to text, use 855-895-8398
Statewide crisis hotline: 888-568-1112 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)
Statewide crisis hotline: call 211 and select option 1
Text line: Text your zip code to 898-211
Samaritans Crisis hotline (Boston): 617-247-0220
Fenway Health (LGBTQIA+): 617-267-9001
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): 800-841-8371
Statewide crisis hotline: Dial 211
Text: zip code to 898211
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline: 833-600-2670 x 1
Statewide Crisis hotline: 573-445-5035 or text the word HAND to 839863
CenterPointe Helpline: 402-475-6695
Nebraska Family Helpline: 888-866-8660
Reno Crisis Call Center: 775-784-8090
Text line: Text “Answer” to 839863
Nevada Warmline: 775-241-4212 (call or text)
New Hampshire Help Line: 603-225-9000 or 800-852-3388
New Jersey Hopeline: 855-654-6735
Crisis and Access Line: 855-662-7474
Warmline: 855-466-7100 (text [6 p.m. to 11 p.m.] or call [3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.])
NYC Well: (888-NYC-WELL)
Text: (send “WELL” to 65173), or chat (NYC Well – Talk. Text. Chat. 24/7)
North Carolina Helpline: 800-451-9682 (8:30am – 5:00pm)
North Carolina Text Helpline: 919-999-6527
North Dakota Mobile Crisis Service: 701-298-4500 (5 p.m. – 8 a.m. during weekdays, 24 hours on weekends)
Sanford Behavioral Health: 800-437-4010
Crisis services compendium (includes warmline contact information)
Statewide crisis line: 401-272-4044
Statewide crisis line: 833-364-2274
Statewide crisis line: 855-274-7471
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas: 214-828-1000
North Texas Mobile Crisis Outreach Team: 866-260-8000
Mental Health Navigation Line: 972-525-8181 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday)
Texas HHS 24/6 Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: 833-986-1919
Statewide: 833-888-2557 (3 p.m. – 6 a.m.)
Statewide Helpline: 1-888-486-8264
Crisis Connections: 206-427-4747
Helpline 4WV: Call or text 844-435-7498 or chat online
These resources were compiled by the Portland State University Center for Student Health and Counseling and are used with their permission.
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Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Students
Asian and Asian American Students
Unfortunately, in these times, there has been an increase in violence toward Asian and Asian Americans as some falsely blame them for the COVID-19 crisis since the virus has its origins in China. Clearly this belief or acting out on it is never acceptable. For those who may feel anxiety in this climate, following are some strategies and resources.
Problem-Focused Coping Strategies
- Reflect on and name the process of oppression.
- Prepare for potential future encounters.
- Avoid oppressive environments.
- Build boundaries if you cannot avoid certain people or environments. Boundaries also apply to social media and news outlets.
Support-Seeking Coping Strategies
- Engage with your community.
- Rely on your social supports.
- Seek affirmation, acknowledgement, and validation. Check this article for more information.
- Cultural storytelling and pride. Check out this podcast for ideas.
- Use campus resources and seek counseling if needed.
Other Online Resources
Adapted from the University of North Carolina Charlotte Counseling Center's "Resources and Strategies for Navigating Oppression-Based Trauma" with permission.
Kognito At-Risk Online Training (walks you through recognizing symptoms of distress and how to connect students to resources)