Resources

If looking for a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist off-campus, try using the following resources. When calling an agency, be sure to have your insurance information available. If you don't have insurance, many agencies work on a sliding scale. If you need additional help contact Counseling Services at ext. 5118.

Kane County information
For free, confidential information and referral guide to area human services, call 630-482-9494. There you can find resources for needs such as counseling, employment, financial, health, legal, shelter, support groups and others.

If you live in:

  • Kendall County: 630-553-9100
  • DuPage County: 630-627-1700 or www.dupagecris.org
  • McHenry County: 815-455-2828
  • De Kalb County: 815-758-6673 (health dept) 815-899-7080 (mental health)
  • La Salle County: 815-433-3366 (health dept)

Other Useful Phone Numbers:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour info: 630-859-2444
  • Alcohol/drug usage concerns
    • Breaking Free 630-897-1003
    • Community Counseling Center 630-966-7400
    • AU Counseling Services 630-844-5118
  • Cocaine Anonymous: 312-202-8898
  • Domestic Violence
    • Mutual Ground 630-897-0080
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 630-848-4884
  • Open Door Clinics (AIDS/HIV Information, testing or counseling): 630-264-1819 or www.opendoorclinic.org
  • Pregnancy issues:
    • Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Fox Valley 847-697-0200
    • Kane County Health Department 847-695-0848
    • Planned Parenthood 312-427-2275 (Hotline), 800-230-7526
  • Rape/Sexual Assault
    • Mutual Ground 630-897-8383 (Hotline)
    • Community Crisis Center 847-697-2380
  • Sexual Orientation Issues
    • LGBT National Youth Talkline/GLBT National Help Center  800-246-PRIDE
    • PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 773-935-2398 or www.pflagchicago.com
  • Suicide:
    • Fox Valley Crisis Line 630-482-9393, 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
    • Suicide Prevention Services 630-482-9696, spsfv.org

Useful Links

Semester Calendar

Checklist of Time Use Problems 

Other On-Line Resources:

Go Ask Alice:
www.goaskalice.columbia.edu
Have a question about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine or other drugs.

The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection:
www.dr-bob.org/vpc
From alcohol and substance abuse to how to write a good term paper, this site contains information for college students like you from universities across the country...and some other countries as well.

Relaxation Techniques
www.mindtools.com
A variety of techniques are offered to help you manage your stress level when it gets too high.

Healthfinder:
www.healthfinder.gov
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Education, this is a great starting place for finding health-related information. Provides links to useful websites on every health related topic you can imagine (including alternative medicine, mental health, etc).

Mental Health Information:
www.nimh.nih.gov/
Sponsored by the National Institution of Mental Health.

If you happen to know of any websites that may be of interest and should be linked on this page, please take a moment to call (ext. 5118) or e-mail Counseling Services so we may update these pages. Thank you.