Resilience in Tough Times

Social justice, the idea that everyone should have equal rights and access to participating in society, is a key value for the University of Illinois Counseling Center. We know that there are many things about our world that are not socially just and make things unsafe for many. It’s common to feel angry, sad, fatigued, and overwhelmed. We’re here to support your mental health.

The Counseling Center’s support comes in many forms, including trauma response, outreach consultations, and counseling services. We have a number of trained professionals who offer these services. While our offices remain closed to in-person contact due to the ongoing pandemic, we are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 217-333-3704. . If you need to speak with someone after 5 p.m., please call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141.

Below are some resources that may be helpful for you.

Counseling Center Brochure: Trauma

Counseling Center: Request an Outreach

University of Illinois Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

American Psychological Association: Building Your Resilience

Mayo Clinic: Resilience—Build Skills to Endure Hardship

101 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When It All Feels Like Too Much