Hawks Care Resource Center and Counseling Services

Harper welcomes you to schedule an in-person appointment. Please see the contact information below for both on-campus and remote availability. We look forward to seeing you!

At Harper College, we believe in you and will help you reach your goals. Counseling Services provides support to students across three main areas: Career, Personal and Educational Counseling.

Whether you need help fine-tuning your goals, tips for motivation and stress relief, help conquering fears about college life, or improving your success habits, we can help. Services are offered individually, in workshop, and small group formats for Harper students, free of charge. Call 847-925-6393 to make an appointment. 


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Recent events such as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion access, mass shootings, medical issues, spiking inflation, and other acts of violence, can contribute to stress and trauma. There are specific things you can do to help yourself and your loved ones cope with the emotional aftermath of stress and trauma. Coping mechanisms are strategies people often use in the face of stress and/or trauma to help manage painful or difficult emotions.

There are many options for coping – start exploring the resources below and reach out to Counseling Services for additional support!

A growing concern facing the country is the Monkeypox virus. Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.  Anyone can get monkeypox.  It's important to stay up-to-date on the latest information about the Monkeypox virus so you can help protect yourself and others. Click here for additional information, resources, and FAQs to help keep you informed.

Harper Wellness and the Dean of Students Office will be hosting Community Pulse Check-ins which are open to students as well as employees! The purpose of the check in is to share and learn how Harper students and employees are managing with current challenges occurring in both our internal and external environments. The check-in will provide space for learning, imploring empathy and providing resources as needed. Click here for upcoming dates.


Get on track with Welltrack Boost!

Welltrack Boost is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental well-being.  It is an online tool designed to help you understand your feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. Students are able to monitor their mood, assess their mental health and connect with campus resources. Welltrack Boost is confidential, anonymous, and secure. It is easy to use right on your phone, tablet, or computer. All students have free access to mental health support through Welltrack Boost, in addition to support services provided by Student Development Counseling Faculty!

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Mental Health Resources

Know the Warning Signs and how to reach out for help if you or someone you care about is struggling.  Suicidal thoughts or behaviors should always be taken seriously. There is hope and you are not alone. 

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. 

24-Hour Crisis Hotlines: 

AMITA 24/7 Crisis Line                   800.432.5005 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline        988 or 800.273.TALK (8255) (chat also available)

                                                    TTY: Dial 711 then 988 or use preferred relay service

Crisis Text Line                            Text HOME to 741741 

Veterans Crisis Line                     Dial 988 and Press 1 or Text 838255 (chat also available)

ULifeline - an anonymous, confidential resource where you can be comfortable searching for information regarding mental health and suicide prevention.


Drop-In Support for Promise Scholars

Counseling Services is offering drop-in support for Promise Scholars during Fall 2022. Discuss the pressures and stress of maintaining various life roles with an experienced counselor in a safe, confidential environment.

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Contact Us

Map of Building I, Counseling Services

Counseling Services
Building I, I117
847.925.6393

In-Person and Remote Hours:
Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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For emergencies, call 911

Last Updated: 12/2/22