Harper Wellness

Harper College is committed to providing a campus culture and environment that strives to promote and enhance the overall wellness of its students, staff, faculty and surrounding community. Harper Wellness provides various programs, events and resources so everyone is supported and best prepared to LEARN WELL. WORK WELL. and LIVE WELL.


Below are a list of several wellness resources and current programs. For more resources, visit the

Harper Wellness Resource page.

  • 988: An easy-to-remember way for people to connect with help and support during a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis. People can call or text 988 or chat online (988lifeline.org) to be connected to trained counselors.
  • Anti-Racist Resources: We have all inherited racism and we are all situated differently in our journey to become anti-racist. This journey includes challenging all structures of oppression that strip humanity, dignity, liberty, and justice from marginalized groups based on race/ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, disability, and power structures that advantages certain groups over others. These living documents and resources have been created to support the journey to becoming an Anti-Racist campus. 
  • Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care: Reproductive health care, including access to birth control and safe and legal abortion care, is an essential part of your health and well-being. While Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion remains legal in many states [including Illinois], and other reproductive health care services remain protected by law. Learn more about your reproductive rights. 
  • Coping with Race-Related Stress (resources and information provided by University of Illinois)
  • Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via mediums people already use and trust.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships: Information for Harper students on how to pay for college.
  • Find Mental Health Resources: No matter what you’re facing, you deserve to be connected to help. Use the FIND HELP Tool to locate free or reduced cost counseling and other mental health resources
    in your community. Select the level of care you’re looking for and enter your zip code.
  • Harper Happenings: Stay up-to-date on various monthly events and programs that are happening across campus.
  • Hawks Care Resource Center: Whether you are looking for food pantries, local housing programs, or need help finding other community resources for medical and mental health care, Hawks Care can help.
  • How to Cope with Traumatic Events: How you feel about and respond to traumatic events may differ, but it’s important to know that it can have a very real impact on your mental health and well-being. And there are things you can do to cope and move through it. You deserve that support, and it will help.
  • In-Person Group Exercise Classes at Harper College
  • National Suicide Prevention Line
  • Report a Concern at Harper College
  • Student Insurance Options and Plans
  • The JED Foundation: Tips to Manage Stress and Worries
  • Togetherall:Through an online platform called Togetherall, you can access free, online peer-to-peer mental health support 24/7/365 from any device with an internet connection.  It allows you to get support, take control and feel better- all in a way that is most comfortable to you.  You can complete self-paced courses, self-assessments or explore other helpful wellbeing resources.
  • ULifeline Screening Tool: Complete a self-evaluation tool (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol and substance use) to better understand resources and how to seek help.
  • WellTrack: WellTrack Boost is a free resource that is available to all Harper students! WellTrack 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. WellTrack is confidential, anonymous, and secure.

What is well-being?

There are varying definitions for the term well-being. However, to put it simply, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines well-being as, “the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.”

Striving to be well and creating a sense of well-being is a lifelong and iterative process. There is no definitive endpoint. Maintaining or striving for positive well-being is the culmination of small things we can do over time to help improve or maintain our overall sense of happiness, health and resiliency.

This doesn’t mean that we can never be sick or have a bad day. Instead, when we experience those difficult moments in life, we have developed a variety of skills, knowledge and behaviors that make it easier to bounce back and manage those moments. To learn more, see our Wellness Dimensions page.

Wellness Events

Check out the upcoming Wellness events happening at Harper College. For all events, visit the College Calendar.

Contact Us

Map of Building M M-2409, Harper Wellness

Harper Wellness
Building M M-2409

Parking: The parking lot located nearest to the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is Lot 1. Students and visitors may park in parking spaces marked by yellow lines in our surface lots—no parking permit required. Red and blue spaces require a faculty/staff parking permit.

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Last Updated: 9/1/23