Mental Health Resources
DRES offers neuropsychological testing for University of Illinois degree seeking students who have had no prior diagnosis/testing and are experiencing significant academic distress.
To get tested through the University of Illinois is a two-step process. The first step is to have an academic screening, which is a one to two hour interview which assesses your symptoms and history. To schedule an academic screening, please click here to complete the form and someone from our clinical staff will contact you to schedule an appointment. After the academic screener, your clinician will discuss recommendations and if your symptoms warrant further assessment, you will be referred to DRES and put on a wait list for neuropsychological testing. Depending on the results of testing, students may be able to use accommodations and services through DRES, seek services at the Counseling Center, and/or seek medication through McKinley Mental Health.
Quote From a Student Who Went Through the Neuropsychological Testing Process
"Thanks for your help, I can't express this enough. I have to say that I only began this process under duress as I'd always considered the ADHD diagnosis as another manifestation of our culture's fad for dodging personal responsibility and discipline. I was very much mistaken. I've been using the meds prescribed by my doctor and for the first time in my life I can actually sit and concentrate for more than a few minutes. I simply did not realize how cluttered my mind was until now, no more waking up at 3 a.m. with my mind racing either. This will make the adjustment to a faculty position much more manageable. Thanks a ton!"
The JED Foundation helps protect the mental health of college students across the country.
Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.
American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse (ASHC)
ASHC helps consumers find or form community and online groups for a wide range of illnesses, addictions, disabilities, and other problems.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA offers forums for individuals with depression or bipolar disorder, for family and friends of individuals with those disorders, and for those interested in state and national advocacy, and even offers teams of trained facilitators.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
NAMI offers e-mail list called KnowHow for NAMI consumer members and is launching new Intenet support groups (ISGs) for individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and other chronic mental illnesses, and ISGs for spouses, families, children, and parents of individuals with such illnesses, and includes facilitators.
About network's Depression Site
About network's Depression Site offers chat rooms and forums with moderators who lead discussions, suggest resources, etc.
Anxiety.org is focused exclusively on anxiety disorders with articles written by the world’s top researchers. These include self-help guides, tools, inspirational stories, basic references, and educational material. Topics range widely from nutrition and fitness to the technical and scientific. Students may access the entire site with no fee, subscription or registration. We recognize that the student lifestyle is fast-paced with little down time, which is why we have optimized our site for mobile devices. Free, easy, and confidential access is fundamental to our mission.