Self-care is an important part of your mental health. For National Mental Health Awareness Week (April 23-27), we are highlighting resources and events around campus to help you #finishstrong and be healthy!
The Counseling Center
An oldie but a goodie, talking to someone when you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed is always a good option. McKinley Health Center has counselors who are here to help you! Schedule an appointment by phone at 217-333-3704 and check out more info on the counseling center website.
Take a Night Off
The Illini Union Rec Room has bowling, billiards, arcade games, and more! Take a night off from homework and stress to hang out with your friends and have fun!
Go for a Walk
Getting outside and walking can be an easy way for a mood boost. The arboretum has a trail that passes by the Japan House, a pond, and plenty of beautiful flowers. If you need to study, you can bring a friend and some flashcards for an active study session!
Massage at the ARC
Did you know you can get a massage from a licensed massage therapist at the ARC? Rates and more information can be found here on their information page.
Krannert Art Museum
Finally, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned movie night. The UGL has tons of classic or current movies and TV shows!
If you’re having a hard time, it’s ok to reach out for help
UIUC Crisis Line: 217-359-4141 (TTY: 217-352-4217)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or chat
Trevor Project Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673