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About Programs & Services Contact Staff COVID-19
University Counseling Services is operating on a virtual basis. Counselors are available for support, crisis management, consultation and community referrals.
If you would like to be contacted by a counselor please call (773) 325-7779 or (312) 362-6923. Our front desk staff are working remotely and will answer your call directly. If they are taking another call, please leave a message and your call will be returned within a business day.
In case of an urgent or life-threatening emergency, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or (if you are on campus) call Public Safety (773) 325-7777.
In this moment of tremendous horror and pain in our city and our nation following the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the countless other deaths of black lives that have occurred in this unjust and inequitable system, DePaul University Counseling Services staff condemns systemic intolerance and injustice. We strongly oppose discrimination, hate and intolerance and stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty and staff.
We recognize the relentless impact that prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination have on mental health and well-being. Our staff feels and understands the many reactions that can come from these events, such as fear, anger and grief. We are here to join you in processing how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your feelings, beliefs and identities, and we can also help you connect to resources that feel safe and that resonate with you. Please know we are available to students within drop in virtual consultations, regular individual meetings and general support for the remainder of the quarter, through the summer and beyond.
We will continue to confront the traumatic and unjust impact of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination by joining with students and with other offices on campus to collaborate on conversations about race and support. We also anticipate providing more written materials online to support students who are coping with race-related stress, anger and grief. (adapted from UIC and UNC counseling centers).
Here are some resources that you can access today:
#Racial Trauma is Real
Racism Recovery Plan Steps
Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship
Black Emotional & Mental Health (BEAM)
#BlackLivesMatter, sign petition, donate, call and email to demand justice
University Counseling Services helps remove barriers to learning by providing accessible psychological and psychiatric assessment, short-term psychotherapy, medication management, consultation and crisis intervention, community referrals, workshops and psychoeducational programming to currently enrolled students.
We are committed to a student centered, developmental approach, and assist students in defining and accomplishing personal and academic goals, thus maximizing their potential to benefit from the academic environment and experience.
Indivdual and Couples Counseling Group Counseling Outreach & Telereach
Lincoln Park2250 N. SheffieldStudent Center, Suite 350Chicago, IL 60614(773) 325-7779
@LoveisLouder provides tips, tools, and resources for taking care of your physical and mental health and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.
Seize the Awkward offers tips and tools that students can use to encourage conversations between friends and peers about mental health.
Self-Care Strategies from the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping for individuals and communities.
Covid-19 coping session and free mindfulness library from Therapy Assistance Online.
Radical Healing in Times of Uncertainty from Psychology Today.
Jelena Kecmanovice from the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Psychologists provides 7 science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.
We know that stress around the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation is challenging. In addition to utilizing these resources, JED’s self-care experts recommend getting adequate sleep, eating well, and engaging in exercise, among other tips for practicing good self care.
Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Resources for Coping with Stigma and Developing Resilience
Share Facts about COVID-19 and Reduce Stigma
People who already are managing existing mental health conditions should prioritize self-care during difficult times and should contact their clinicians if they have questions or concerns. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. See a list of crisis hotlines here.
In case of a life-threatening emergency, please call Public Safety (773) 325-7777, 911 or the Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health Services Crisis Line at (773) 296-5380.
We’re all in this together and we hope this information can help cultivate perspective and curb anxiety.