Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Below you will find a list of mental health resources. In addition, students are also encouraged to speak with the Dean of Students Amy M. Gardner or the Associate Director of Student Affairs Shannon Bartlett.
- Student Counseling Service (SCS): 5757 South University Avenue
SCS offers a full range of mental health care, covered by the Student Life Fee. To schedule an appointment during regular office hours (M-F 8:30am-4:45pm), call 773-702-9800.
For crisis and urgent situations during normal office hours, call the front desk at 773-702-9800 or walk into Student Counseling at 5757 S. University Ave.
For crisis and urgent situations after normal office hours, call 773-702-3625 to speak with the SCS staff member on-call.
SCS also has an Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP) that assists students with improving academic performance through assessment, short term coaching and referral. ASAP addresses a wide range of concerns with respect to study skills including time management, reading effectiveness, test taking, memory and comprehension.
The SCS website hosts an online depression screening self-assessment tool where any University student can privately and anonymously screen themselves for the presence of depression and assess its severity.
- LawLifeline (online mental health resources for law students)
- Sexual Harassment and Violence Resources and Information Index (from the Office of Campus and Student Life)
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Support Groups (off-campus)
- ULifeline (online information and resources on mental health issues, targeted to college students but also pertinent to law students)
- Virtual Pamphlet Collection (materials on a variety of mental health issues, emotional wellness, and effective study skills compiled by the SCS)
- Lawyer’s Assistance Program of Illinois is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping lawyers, judges, and law students with substance abuse, drug addiction, and other mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, and depression. LAP consultations are free and always completely confidential. Call toll free at 800-LAP-1233 or the Chicago office at 312-726-6607. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information also see the ABA Commission on Lawyer’s Assistance Programs.
- Lawyers with Depression