Everyone comes to university with different past experiences and ongoing challenges. How school might impact and/or exacerbate these external pressures naturally varies from person to person, but you should never feel alone if you find yourself in a period of struggle. There are always people at DePaul ready to listen and prepared to help you. You should never feel that your mental health struggles are taboo or shameful. Here is a list of mental health resources that are open to DePaul students:
1. DePaul University Counseling
Located in: Lincoln Park Campus: Student Center, Room 350; or Loop Campus: Lewis Center, Room 1465
DePaul offers a variety of counseling services for students free of cost. Here you can do confidential group counseling, get over-the-phone consultations, participate in special events and workshops, and receive referrals for external services in your community. The counseling staff is diverse and will help with a wide variety of issues from substance abuse to identity development to academic anxiety and more. You can schedule an appointment or speak directly with a counselor by calling their number or through their website.
2. DePaul’s Therapy Line: (773)-325-2273
More than just a way to book appointments, the DePaul counseling number is also open for chatting with a member of the counseling staff about any issues you might currently be facing. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or isolated and just want someone to talk to, you can call this line. This service is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Students who are Hard of Hearing can dial the number 1-800-828-1140 and select (1) for voice relay services before entering the therapy line number.
3. External Services and Hotlines
Sometimes you might not feel comfortable using on-campus resources, or maybe these resources are not adequately meeting your specific needs. If that’s the case, there are still several services available to you, many with specific issues in mind.
Suicide Prevention: Text HOME to 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor or call 1-800-273-8255 to speak to the Suicide Prevention Hotline
Substance Abuse: The SAMSHA hotline is 1-800-662-4357, The Haymarket Center provides drug and alcohol abuse treatment throughout the state of Illinois
LGBTQ+ Affirming Services: The Trevor Project has a hotline at 1-866-488-7386 and the Center on Halsted provides a variety of services for Chicago’s LGBTQ community
Eating Concerns: NEDA has an online chat service and a hotline at (800) 931-2237
Please visit DePaul’s official page on mental health services for more information about on and off-campus resources
You are not alone. Please remember, the Honors office is always here for you. Our staff wants to remind you that we are here (even over the break) to help you, lend a listening ear, or guide you to resources if you feel you would like some additional support. We are here for you, and we care about you.