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.

With uncertain times, feeling overwhelmed or anxious is understandable.  We want to provide some resources you can use to manage these feelings.  Please continue to follow good physical and mental health practices, extend kindness to others and reach out for support. We are here for you to provide support, resources and connections.  


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. 


Get on track with WellTrack!

Now more than ever, taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is critical.  If you or someone you care about is struggling, you're not alone.  Sometimes it starts with feeling overwhelmed, easily distracted or irritable, or just feeling that something is "off" from your typical self.  A great starting point is a free, confidential mental health screening.  All Harper students have free access to mental health support through WellTrack, in addition to support services provided by our Student Development Counseling Faculty. 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & SUPPORT 

Mindfulness Moments with Michele and Jen

A weekly blog written by 2 of our Counseling Faculty, Michele DeCanio and Jennifer Rojek Schullo, about the many benefits of mindfulness and how you can incorporate simple, yet effective, practices into your routine. 

Community Resources for Students 

Find community resources for assistance with child care, health, housing, immigration and more. Harper College does not condone, promote or exclusively favor any of the organizations listed below, and is providing this list as an informational source.

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.   

Your Emotional Well-Being During COVID is just as important as your physical well-being.  Coping with the pandemic is an ongoing practice; there are many options for coping - start exploring with this resource and reach out to Counseling Services for additional support! 

Coping During Community Unrest Witnessing violence and social unrest in our communities takes a toll on our sense of safety, justice and overall feeling of connectedness.  Resources and support are available as we continue to strive toward true justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. #blacklivesmatter Harper College Black Student Union

We at Harper College have a high respect for common humanity. We at Harper College value diverse perspectives that lead to positive cultural change. We at Harper College believe in creating spaces for healing and transformation. We at Harper College believe in justice, empathy, compassion and truth. We are Harper and we're better together. 

 

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

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                                                                                 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline      (800) 273.8255 

http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org   (chat also available) TTY: (800) 799.4889   

                                                           (800) SUICIDE (800.784.7433) 

crisistextline.org                                Text HOME to 741741 

 

WEB BASED RESOURCES

Managing Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) - American Psychological Association

Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak - World Health Organization 

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

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Disclaimer

Student Development Counseling Faculty do not provide mental health counseling or clinical counseling services. For students seeking mental health services, we are able to provide informed referrals for community-based services and will support students in connecting with services.

Our Qualifications

Student Development Counseling Faculty guide students in the areas of academics and career choice, while providing support for students as they navigate their academic goals at Harper.  Each of our Counselors has a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling, or a related field. All services are provided with consideration of the ethical guidelines from the American Counseling Association.  

Map of Building I, Room 117

Contact Us

Counseling Services
Building I 117
847.925.6393

Remote Office Hours 
Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On-Campus Hours (by Appointment Only)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Call for an on-campus appointment

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For emergencies, call 911

Last Updated: 8/19/21