Mental Health Screenings
ULifeline.org 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.
For Depression (PHQ-9)
For Anxiety (GAD-7)
For Eating Disorders (SCOFF)
For Alcohol and Substance Misuse (CAGE-AID)
Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-Screen from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) at Penn State
The CCAPS-Screen is a mental health screening instrument that assesses the most common psychological problems experienced by college students. Students can complete the CCAPS-Screen within 2–3 minutes using a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop device. Once complete, responses are instantly scored, which generates the CCAPS-Screen profile report for review. The technology that administers, scores, and stores the CCAPS-Screen data neither collects nor retains any identifiable or Protected Health Information (PHI) from the student. The screening is designed for students to anonymously self-screen on their own personal devices and does not include review of the results with a professional. Students who report elevated distress and/or thoughts of ending their life should seek support following the local/national crisis resources listed on the profile report.
North Park’s Counseling Support Services is available to support you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, disordered eating, substance misuse or other mental health challenges. Request an appointment.
If you need crisis support:
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
Linea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 988
For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Dial 711, then 988
- 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 741-741
- Trans Lifeline, Transgender support: 877-565-8860 (English & Spanish available)
- Military/Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
Crisis Walk-In Services
- Local hospital emergency room — The closest ER to North Park University is Swedish Hospital, 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, (773) 878-8200.
- 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 Living Room, run by Thresholds Community Mental Health agency, is a walk-in mental health crisis center meant as an alternative to an emergency room visit/traditional psychiatric hospitalization. The Living Room model is uniquely staffed entirely by peers. (Please call before going to verify hours of operation.)
- The Living Room — Rincon Family Services — 3710 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, (773) 992-8011. Available 7 days a week, Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am–2:00 pm. A walk-in mental health crisis center meant as an alternative to an emergency room visit/traditional psychiatric hospitalization. The Living Room model is uniquely staffed entirely by peers. (Please call before going to verify hours of operation.)
- 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. The Welcoming Center is a walk-in mental health clinic for adults (18+) that offers counseling, case management, and psychiatric appointments. The Center is staffed with a team of nurses, social workers/counselors, peer specialists, and advanced practice nurses, and is, in part, meant for those in mental health crisis.