If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text HOME to 741-741 for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    Chat now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    988, press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

Rend Lake College

, Illinois
618-437-5321 x1264

A message from Rend Lake College

If you experience circumstances that affect your success as a student, many campus and community resources are available to you. To find out more about these resources or to seek guidance from a RLC staff member, contact the RL-Cares team at RL-Cares@rlc.edu or at ext. 1264, or visit RL-Cares in the Administration Building. In the event of an emergency, Rend Lake College Security can be reached at: Day Telephone (618) 437-5321, ext. 1212 Evening Phone (618) 525-1911 Location: Student Center

Rend Lake College Emergency Contact Information

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741-741. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource that provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.

Confidentiality Statement

Comprehensive Connections

Behavior Health
Substance Abuse
Services for Developmentally Disabled Adults
Senior Nutrition Services

24 Hour Crisis Hotline 1-618-242-1512

URL: http://www.compconnect.org/index.html
Phone: 618-242-1510
Address: 16338 N IL Hwy 37
Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864


Addiction Recovery
Crisis and Urgent Care
Mobile Crisis Response
Telephone Crisis Line
Forensic Evaluation
Military Services
Primary Care
Health Home
Psychiatric Care
Social Services

URL: https://centerstone.org/
Phone: 1-855-608-3560
Address: 902 W Main Street
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896

Egyptian Public and Mental Health

Egyptian Health Department is dedicated to providing human services that support and enhance the lives of individuals, families, and groups in southern Illinois. They provide outpatient mental health services, psychiatric services, substance abuse prevention and recovery, and wellness recovery.

URL: https://egyptian.org/
Phone: (618) 273-3326
Address: 1412 U.S. 45 North
Eldorado , Illinois 62930

Perry County Counseling Center

Perry County Counseling Center’s mission is to increase our client’s life satisfaction by providing programs and services which support recovery from behavioral health and substance abuse issues through access to evidence based treatments, community resources and a supportive environment.

URL: https://www.perrycountycounseling.com/
Phone: 618-542-4357.
Address: 1016 S Madison
DuQuoin , Illinois 62832

Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation

The Corporation’s clinical sites provide comprehensive primary health care to include health maintenance and prevention, acute/episodic care, and case management of chronic health conditions to all life cycles. Nutritional, obstetrical and gynecological care, preventive and restorative dental services are also provided.

URL: https://www.crhpc.org/
Phone: 1-800-408-7351
Address: 4241 HWY 14 West
Christopher , Illinois 62822

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