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Mental Health Resources at Redbird Well

It’s about your health, and the health of our Redbird community! We care about you and care about each other. This website is full of information that will help you get connected with resources that will help you build skills around your own health, to find screening apps that help you check in on your mental health, or to get you connected with emergency helplines when you need it or when you need to help someone else.

For students having a mental health emergency, call Student Counseling Services, (309) 438-3655. If after hours, press “2” at the prompt to speak to a counselor immediately, or dial 1-855-256-2188.

The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available for everyone and can be reached by dialing 988 at any time.

  • Clinical Services

  • Screening

  • Support Services

    • The Dean of Students Office – provides guidance and support throughout your entire journey as a Redbird! A Dean on Duty is available every weekday from 8 am – 4:30 pm to help with any questions or concerns about Illinois State, including academic or medical issues, personal concerns, or questions about University policies.

    • Togetherall – Togetherall is a free online peer-to-peer platform, offering a safe space to connect with others experiencing similar feelings. Whether you’re seeking to cope, feeling lonely, or are looking for a place to connect, Togetherall can help you explore feelings in a supportive environment.
    • WellTrack Boost – WellTrack Boost is a free, online self-help program that students, faculty, and staff can use to address stress, anxiety or depression – before these issues get to the point of needing therapy or other mental health services. WellTrack Boost can also be used as an adjunct to therapy.
    • Welltrack Connect – can help students locate and connect with a therapist who best fits their mental health needs. Whether prioritizing location, availability, accepted insurance, price, specialty, gender, language or something else, Welltrack Connect can help to find the perfect fit.

    • Mindfulness – teaches various mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help to improve your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, improve your focus on tasks at work or academically, lead to better eating behaviors, and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.
    • Wellness Coaching – Wellness Coaching offers a holistic approach to examining how personal wellness interacts with one's values, goals and inspirations. Based on positive psychology, wellness coaching focuses on the present and the future, using an individual’s own strengths to drive personal lifestyle changes guiding them toward a more well life.
    • Recovery for Redbirds – Recovery for Redbirds strives to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for students concerned with recovery and addiction.
  • Training and Awareness Building

    • QPR Training for Suicide Prevention – People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help. QPR training occurs in groups from 10-40 and takes about 1.5 hours.
    • Kognito: Helping Students at Risk Online Training – Knowing how to recognize and respond when others are in distress is an essential skill, whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff member. Kognito uses emotionally responsive avatars that can help you feel more confident when connecting with a distressed friend, student or co-worker.
    • Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, eight-hour training course developed in Australia that is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Courses in McLean County are available through the McLean County Health Department
    • Seize the Awkward – Starting a conversation about mental health does not need to be uncomfortable, and it can make all the difference. Check out these resources to learn how to support a friend – or get help for yourself.
    • Mental Health is Health – Our emotional health can range from thriving to struggling. No matter what you’re experiencing, there are ways to take action to support yourself and those around you.
  • Additional Emergency Helplines - 24/7

    • Veterans Crisis Line – This c onfidential crisis line provides support for Veterans and their loved ones. Dial 988 then Press 1 or text 838255.
    • STEVE Fund – The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. Text STEVE to 741741 to access a culturally trained Crisis Text Line counselor.
    • YWCA Stepping Stones Sexual Assault Survivor Helpline – This free, confidential helpline serves as the sexual assault resource for McLean County. Call 309-556-7000.
    • PATH (Providing Access to Health) – Crisis, Information, and Referral workers can be reached by dialing 988 or send a text to TXT211 (898211). If you are having trouble accessing 211, call 1-888-865-9903. United Way 211 is for times of crisis and everyday needs such as mortgage, rent and utility assistance, food, emergency shelter, health care, counseling, and support groups available in the community.
  • Additional Resources

    • Behavioral Health Urgent Care Facility – Walk-in help is available for individuals in a non- life threatening behavioral health crisis
    • Center for Human Services – The Center for Human Services provides high-quality, recovery-oriented, community-based behavioral health services to bring hope to individuals struggling with their mental well-being, empowering them to build happy, healthy lives.
    • Chestnut Health Services – Chestnut Family Health Center provides quality health care to people who live at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines in McLean and Madison counties in Illinois. Chestnut also offers short-term, brief interventions to support mental health for individuals, couples and families; referrals for specialty mental health and substance use treatment; safety planning; and outpatient crisis stabilization.
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