Referring Students

The University of Illinois Counseling Center believes in a community mental health approach— if you are concerned about someone’s mental health, it is important to say something. We realize there can be some stigma around this topic, and for those who do not have a background in mental health counseling, it can be difficult to know what to say. We are always available to consult with anyone who is concerned about a student’s well-being. Please reach out to us by calling 217-333-3704. If a student is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Kognito At-Risk

Kognito At-Risk is available for faculty, staff, and students. It puts you in realistic situations to determine the best way to approach someone about mental health concerns. The Kognito At-Risk online training simulation will help you to:

  • Identify students who are at risk for suicide.
  • Motivate distressed students to seek help.
  • Put students in touch with support services.

To access the training, please visit this website.