Counseling Support Services

Welcome to Counseling Support Services

Counseling Support Services strives to provide North Park students with competent, confidential, and caring mental health support that encourages personal and emotional growth and the development of healthy attitudes, skills, and abilities.

Services, free of charge to all degree-seeking North Park students, include consultations, individual and group counseling, and case management. Appointments are being provided both in-person and virtually for fall semester. For appointment requests please click the button below, call us at (773) 244-4897, or visit our office Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at 3317 W Foster Ave (a few doors west of the campus postal center). General inquires can be directed to counseling@northpark.edu

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Mental Health Screenings

ULifeline is a free online resource for college mental health. Find screenings for common mental health challenges, information on the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and tips on how to help a friend who might be struggling with mental health challenges.

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TAO Self-help

TAO is a completely private, online library of resources covering common topics and skills related to mental health and wellness. TAO includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises, and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think, and act. TAO is free for all NPU students, faculty and staff.

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Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

It’s normal to feel a host of emotions, including anxiety as the pandemic continues to upend our lives. Here are some tips for managing the worry and resources for staying well.

Tips for Managing the Worry

Mental Health Resources

Community Resources

Mental Health First Aid is back!

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to register for this free training opportunity that is designed to teach you how to approach, assess, and assist a person who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or in a mental health crisis. A variety of training dates and formats are available this year.

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Need Help Now?

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
    Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
    For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4TTY(4889)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project, LGBTQ support: 866-488-7386 or Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
  • The Steve Fund, for young people of color: Text “STEVE” to 741-74
  • Trans Lifeline, Transgender support: 877-565-8860 (English & Spanish available)
  • Military/Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK(8255), press 1
  • The Living Room: Forever Hope — 4423 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, (773) 537-3601. Available 7 days a week, 2:00 pm–9:00 pm. (call to verify hours before going)
  • The Living Room: Rincon Family Services – 3710 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, (773) 992-8011. Available M-F 10:00 am-6:00 pm (call to verify hours before going)
  • The Welcoming Center — 5215 N. California Ave, Suite F101, Chicago, (Next to Au Bon Pain), (773) 561-5809. Walk-in Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm. (call to verify hours before going)
  • 911 or visit your local hospital emergency room — The closest ER to North Park University is Swedish Hospital, 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, (773) 878-8200.

Need Help Now?

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
    Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
    For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4TTY(4889)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project, LGBTQ support: 866-488-7386 or Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
  • The Steve Fund, for young people of color: Text “STEVE” to 741-74
  • Trans Lifeline, Transgender support: 877-565-8860 (English & Spanish available)
  • Military/Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
  • The Living Room: Forever Hope — 4423 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, (773) 537-3601. Available 7 days a week, 2:00 pm–9:00 pm.
  • The Welcoming Center — 5215 N. California Ave, Suite F101, Chicago, (Next to Au Bon Pain), (773) 561-5809. Walk-in Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm.
  • 911 or visit your local hospital emergency room — The closest ER to North Park University is Swedish Hospital, 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, (773) 878-8200.

Health Services Center

The University’s nurse in our Health Services Center helps address the physical health needs of students and the community.

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Resources for Parents

Your young adult is a college student; here are some helpful reminders that will help you cope with the shift.

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Sexual Violence and Rape Victims Resources

North Park University offers resources to support students, faculty, and staff who have experienced sexual violence.

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