On May 31, President Glassman passionately affirmed Eastern Illinois University’s commitment “to the highest ideals and values of civility, equity, inclusion, understanding, and respect for all.” President Glassman wrote, “Words, actions, and attitudes matter. As President of Eastern Illinois University, I have a platform that affords me a unique public voice – and one that I am compelled to use to strongly denounce all forms of bigotry, racism, needless violence, and acts of intolerance. With that same voice, I want to publicly share my deepest support for our African American community. It is my sincere hope that by working together in the broadest spirit of love and unity, we are able to build a future where social injustice finds no home in our diverse, dynamic society.”
EIU’s Health and Counseling Services stands side-by-side with President Glassman in this commitment. We are keenly aware of the impact of recent and historical tragedies and injustices on our students. We grieve with those who are grieving and hurt with those who are hurting. We also recognize that continual exposure to current events – though important for increasing awareness and understanding – can be re-traumatizing and triggering for some. Please know that it is normal, understandable, and valid to experience a variety of emotional responses. We encourage those who are struggling and hurting to seek safe, supportive spaces to process their feelings and experiences. Please remember that we are here as a resource for students. We are eager to share further information regarding our Clinic’s services; we can also assist students with a referral to counseling services closer to their home. We stand with President Glassman in fostering a climate that is safe and affirming for all students on our campus and within our community.
Telehealth appointments are available during business hours (Summer: Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm and Friday 8am-12pm). Just call 217-581-3413 to schedule an appointment or to receive assistance with a referral.
The Counseling Clinic helps to enhance psychological/emotional health, as well as promote the overall wellness of the campus student community through education, outreach, counseling services, consultation, and crisis services.
Each year, the Eastern Illinois University's Counseling Clinic provides services to over 600 undergraduate and graduate students. Students visit the Counseling Clinic for a wide variety of struggles and concerns. If you would like to schedule an appointment or want to learn more about our services, please feel free to call our office at 217-581-3413.
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Update on COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, Eastern Illinois University have announced a series of precautionary, but necessary actions to protect students, faculty, staff and community members. To adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation of social distancing, The Health and Counseling Services Counseling Clinic will be restricting face-to-face contact, though we will remain open at the present time (Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm). Please check the EIU COVID-19 page(https://www.eiu.edu/covid/emails.php) for more updates.
The Counseling Clinic is continuing its efforts to serve the students at EIU. Students, staff and faculty may call our office at (217) 581-3413.
Services (In Response to COVID-19)
Individual Counseling Appointments – All current clients will speak with their counselor over the phone until further notice. Current clients who have already scheduled appointments will be contacted by their counselor. If you have not heard from your counselor, please call our office at (217)581-3413.
Crisis Appointments – If you believe you are in crisis, please call our office to speak with an on-call counselor.
Group Counseling – Group Counseling Services are cancelled for the remainder of the semester.
Consultations – Students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to contact the Counseling Clinic if they need to consult with one of our counselors over the phone. If all counselors are busy then we will get back to you as soon as possible. For all medical emergencies or safety concerns immediately contact 911.
Thomas A. Bonine Suicide Prevention Conference – The conference has been cancelled. We will be in contact with those who have registered.
For after hours and weekends please follow the directions below:
Mental Health Related Information to COVID-19