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Student Counseling Services

We believe strongly in your ability to choose what is right for you right now, so we have provided you with a menu of mental health options that will fit your lifestyle.

Mental health screening

Practice self-care

Peer support

Talk with someone

Crisis support

If you want some guidance on where to begin, we suggest completing the screening offered by the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS-Screen).

Or see mental health screening and explore  “choosing the right service for you right now” after taking a screening. Otherwise, please choose what matches your current needs above.

Resources for under-represented communities

All Augustana counselors are culturally sensitive and trained in cultural competence; however, some students desire services tailored specifically for underrepresented communities. For these services, see Resources for underrepresented communities.

Crisis lines for immediate help

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Just dial 988 to connect to the nationwide suicide and crisis lifeline. Calling 988 will connect you directly to certified crisis workers. It is the 911 crisis line for a mental health emergency.

Unity Point Health

This is a local 24/7 crisis line through the Robert Young Center: 309-779-2999.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255 or see for online chat support.

International hotlines

Crisis lines by country of origin.

The Trevor Project

Call 1-866-488-7386 or see The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. These include a hotline and online, crisis intervention chat service.

Trans Lifeline

Call 877-565-8860 or see Trans peer support that is run by and for trans people.


Augustana students receive immediate, free mental health support through TalkNow by downloading the TimelyCare app or following the sign-up prompts on your desktop.

Mobile users may download the TimelyCare app and follow the setup.