Wellness Services

Students sitting and playing games on the grass

ECC Wellness Services encourages you to become active participants in your overall health and well-being by providing support. If you feel like you need help, you're not alone. Some of the most pressing concerns on campus include anxiety, emotional support, relationships, academic difficulty, and depression. 

To address the prevalence of mental illness among college-age students, Wellness Services educates students on mental health and substance use and available resources when invited to the class by a faculty member. 

Wellness professionals are members of ECC's behavioral intervention team (BIT). Examples of severe crises include Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses; Sexual or physical assault; Hearing voices; Misperceiving reality, and Overwhelming loss (such as a death in the family). Learn more about crisis intervention.

Contact

List of Wellness Services Support Staff members.

Types of Support Available

Confidential Phone Sessions

  • Enrolled students can receive sessions with a Wellness Professional to support mental health and discuss psychosocial issues. We offer scheduled telehealth services via phone and video sessions using the telehealth platform called Doxy.me. All scheduled counseling sessions are confidential and HIPAA-compliant. You have multiple options available to schedule an appointment with a Wellness Professional. Schedule an appointment online, call 847-214-7390, or email studentwellness@elgin.edu.
  • Our Wellness Professionals can discuss referral options for medication management or long-term therapy (including options for students without insurance) if seeking either of these services.

Mental Health Screenings

  • This brief, free way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire, you will see your results, recommendations, and critical resources. Complete your free and confidential screening today! Take a free mental health screening.

Student Health 101 & CampusWell

Campus Support Groups and Events

  • Achieve your potential by participating in a small group session that meets over a few weeks. Check the campus calendar for the dates and locations of these support groups.  

Community Resources

After hours? 

  • If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. A crisis text line is also an option for those seeking support—text 988 to speak with a trained crisis counselor and/or dial 911.
  • Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis 888-628-9454.
  • Counseling Pamphlet Collection
  • AID Crisis Text Line Helps those needing mental health support and referrals to other human service agencies in the area for needs such as financial guidance, health care support, legal difficulties, shelter locations, support groups, and more. AID is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 630-966-9393 or Text 833-AID-TEXT (833-243-8398).