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:

Illinois State University

320 SSB
Normal, Illinois 61790-2420

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is staffed with experienced, professional psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors who have specific training and expertise in helping college students. The services are free and completely confidential. It’s easy to make an appointment. Students may either call the office or walk in to schedule an initial appointment. During the initial appointment, a counselor will meet with the student to clarify concerns and develop a plan to address those concerns. SCS also provides crisis intervention services 24 hours a day and consults with faculty, staff, parents and students who are concerned about a student’s well-being.

Illinois State University Emergency Contact Information

If you or a friend experiences a crisis, such as feeling suicidal or completely overwhelmed, you can use SCS crisis services. We have an emergency counselor available in our office during business hours. After business hours, students may contact the emergency counselor by calling our main number, (309) 438-3655, and pressing “2” at the prompt to speak to a counselor immediately. (Or hang up and call 1-855-245-2188.)

Confidentiality Statement

Eating Disorders - Student Counseling Services

The Eating Disorder Network, a resource for Illinois State students, is a collaborative group of health professionals across campus who have come together to offer services for treating and preventing eating disorders.
\nAre you struggling with food, or issues related to an eating disorder or have questions about eating disorders related to yourself of a friend? If so, visit the SCS Website for a comprehensive listing of available resources on the campus of Illinois State University. Just go to the Self Help section and click on the “Body Image and Eating Disorders” link.

URL: http://www.counseling.ilstu.edu/self_help/EDN.shtml
Phone: 309-438-3655
E-mail: cness@ilstu.edu
Address: 320 Student Services Building
Normal, Illinois 61790-2420

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