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Student Counseling Resources

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for your or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
    • Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) works to connect you with caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. 
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233operates around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. 
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673) offers counsel and will link sexual assault victims to resources that can help them navigate through a traumatic situation. The website also hosts a free and confidential online chat. 
    • ULifeline is your online resource for college mental health. This site offers a mental health library, drug database and self-evaluation screening tool.               
    • HalfOfUs.com offers you self-help tools and articles. Topics such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse are covered.  
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for your or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.                                        
    • Suicide Prevention Guide was created to help college students who have considered or previously attempted suicide and aims to provide resources for help.     
    • The Crisis Text Line is the only 24/7 crisis-intervention line that conducts all of it's conversations exclusively by text message. Text START to 741741.
    • GLBT National Help Center (1-800-843-4564) has information of support, education and community organizing. An online, volunteer-run confidential chat room where no transcripts or recordings are saved is one of the center's best resources. 
    • IMAlive is a live online network that is staffed by trained and supervised volunteers around the country and uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. 
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers crisis support, education about mental illness, and information on public policy, mental health conditions, and research.
    • OK2Talk is a community where young adults and teens with mental illness can find a safe place to talk about what they are experiencing by sharing their stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. 
    • National Eating Disorder Association (1-800-931-2237) is dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care. 
    • TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people. This site is a resource to connect with support for for your LGBTQ identity. 
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233)operates around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.  
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673) offers counsel and will link sexual assault victims to resources that can help them navigate through a traumatic situation. The website also hosts a free and confidential online chat.  
    • Stepping Stones is a sexual assault prevention and assistance program sponsored by the YWCA of McLean County. They help survivors of sexual assault and provide a wide range of support services for those who have survived sexual assault. They also provide support services to families, co-workers and friends. Services include legal assistance, medical care and counseling.
      Contact Information: 309-662-0461

    • McLean County Center for Human Services provides individual counseling, recovery and medical services if you qualify for assistance. Funding for services is provided in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Insurance and third party payers will be exhausted before public aid can be applied to services.
      Contact Information: 309-827-5351

    • Institute for Human Resources Pontiac Illinois offers a wide range of services for residents of Livingston County who qualify for aid. Services include counseling, recovery, child custody mediation and screening.
      Contact Information: 815-844-6109

    • Memorial Behavioral Health - Lincoln helps you access care if you are entering or are currently in recovery. The center treats and addresses alcohol, substance abuse and other addictions.
      Contact Information: 217-735-1413

    • Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery assists you with onsite treatment for a wide range of addictions through their treatment facility in Peoria, Illinois. Services are provided as inpatient or outpatient.
      Contact Information: 800-522-3784

    • Chestnut Health Systems focuses on treatment for alcohol and substance abuse issues. Services are provided as inpatient or outpatient. Chestnut accepts many forms of insurance. Depending on income, some payments can be made on a sliding scale.
      Contact Information: 309-827-6026

    • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website works with military veterans. They provide information on health care, educational benefits and more.

    • The Peoria Vet Center helps veterans in need of counseling services. All services are tailored to the needs of current and retired veterans. If you are unable to pay for counseling services, money set aside in the GI Bill or through Tri-Care may be used. Call  309-665-1475

    • Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) works to connect you with caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. 
  • View all Student Supports

    • Student Access and Accommodation Services is a great resource if you are diagnosed with a disability. Serving currently enrolled students, their services include reading and comprehension assistance as well as transportation to campus.
      Contact Information: SCB 1415; 309-268-8259

    • Financial Aid can assist you whether you are a prospective or current HCC student. If you need information on grants, loans and work study grants, this office can help.
      Contact Information: CCB 1106; 309-268-8020

    • Advisement helps prospective, new and current Heartland students plan their college path and answers questions about classes.
      Contact Information: CCB 1000; 309-268-8033

    • Project RISE supports first-generation college students and helps individuals with disabilities graduate college.
      Contact Information: SCB 1000; 309-268-8404  

  • Heartland Student Food Share helps HCC students with limited food resources and are experiencing hunger. Please come to Student Counseling Services in SCB 2400 to request a food box. You do NOT have to be a client of Student Counseling Services to request and receive a food box.

     

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Contact Us

Student Counseling Services
Phone: 309-268-8390
EmailCounseling@heartland.edu 

All interactions between students and counselors are strictly confidential and are not subject to disclosure without a student's written permission.