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Mental & Emotional Wellness

If you are in immediate crisis and are at risk of harming yourself or others, please contact 911.

College of Education Offices & Resources

Academic Success Center
Often, when students experience significant stress or are dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, academic work may seem difficult to navigate. Located on the second floor of the College of Education building, the Academic Success Center (ASC) is there to assist students with both academic and mental health needs.

Education and Counseling Center
Located right inside the front entrance of the College of Education, the Education and Counseling Center (ECC) provides affordable educational and counseling assistance to students, their families, and members of the surrounding communities.

University Tools & Resources

University Counseling Services
University Counseling Services (UCS) is available to provide primarily short-term counseling, but they do provide referrals to the community when students could benefit from longer term services.

My SSP
The My SSP program supports all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with a call center and chat feature available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Students can download the My SSP app from the Apple App Store or Google Play or they can access the service 24/7 by calling 1-866-743-7732 for individual, brief, solution-focused counseling support with licensed mental health clinicians, as well as self-directed digital content. This program is offered at no cost to the student and aims to support the wellbeing and retention of students studying at DePaul.

Health Promotion and Wellness
Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) provides holistic education, support and resources for individuals to establish and sustain long-term, healthy behaviors.

External Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

CARES Line - 800-345-9049
CARES stands for Crisis and Referral Entry Services. CARES is a telephone response service that handles mental health crisis calls for children and youth in Illinois. You should call CARES when a child is at risk to himself or others and any time you or others think a child is having a mental health crisis.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line serves ANYONE, in ANY type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text.

Online Tools and Resources

We highly encourage you to reach out to one of the offices listed above for assistance. In addition, the Counseling Program at the DePaul College of Education has put together this list of links and video tutorials that may help.

If you are in immediate crisis and are at risk of harming yourself or others, please contact 911.

Si usted está en crisis inmediata y está en riesgo de hacerse daño a sí mismo o a otros, póngase en contacto con el 911.

    • También puede encontrar apoyo a través de la Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio al 800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
    • También puede comunicarse con la línea CARES al 1-800-345-9049 http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=92597
    • Envíe un mensaje de texto HOME al 741741 para comunicarse con un consejero de crisis. Crisis Text Line sirve a CUALQUIER PERSONA, en CUALQUIER tipo de crisis, proporcionando acceso a soporte gratuito las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana a través de un medio que las personas ya usan y confían: el texto.