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NAMI on Campus at Heartland Community College is a student-led organization that tackles mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports and advocacy. This organization is open to all students, whether they have a mental health condition, are a family member or friend or have an interest in mental health. NAMI on Campus at HCC aims to address the mental health needs of all students, so they have positive, successful and rewarding college experiences. 

  • A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to, talk about them. 

    1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
    1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
    1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
    50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
    Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34

    If you need support please contact Student Counseling Services

    If in crisis Call 211 for Path Crisis Hotline.

  • NAMI National Website: https://nami.org/Home


    NAMI Mid-Central IL Website: http://www.namimidcentral.org/'

     

    Virtual Self Assements: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/

     

  • Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition.

    • People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult.
    • Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability across the United States.
    • Even though most people can be successfully treated, less than half of the adults in the U.S. who need services and treatment get the help they need.
    • The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years.
    • Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youth ages 15-24 and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans.

    Take a quiz to see how stigma affects your life, and pledge to be stigma free!

    https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Pledge-to-Be-StigmaFree 

  • Contact Counseling Facilitator Amy Jeck 

    Email: amy.jeck@heartland.edu

    phone:(309)268-8390

  • NAMI on Campus is holding a Social Services Fair!

    Wednesday September 29th on the HCC quad. 11am-2pm!

    There will be food trucks, fun, as well as college and community resources!

    For more details contact our Counseling Facilitator Amy Jeck.

    Email: amy.jeck@heartland.edu

     Organizations that will be in Attendence

    Pregnancy Resource Center 

    Children's Home and Aid 

    Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter 

    ICPG (Illinois Council on Problem Gambling) 

    Heartland Community College Food Bank 

    Prairie Legal Services 

    Sunnyside Community Garden 

    Gateway Foundation 

    Integrity Counseling 

    Chestnut 

    SARC Study Project Chestnut 

    Countering Domestic Violence (MCCA/The Neville House) 

    Planned Parenthood of Illinois 

    LIFE Center for Independent Living 

    Student Counseling Service 

    Heartland Community College NAMI on Campus 

    Heartland Head Start 

    Tri-County Urban League 

    YWCA Steppingstone 

    Ilinois Justice Corps 

    Department of Human Services / Rehabilitation Services 

    Center for Human Services 

    McLean County Triage Center 

    Shea Moritz Hair Stylist  

    Healthy in a Hurry 

    Curbside Grillin’  

    Mister Softee 

Contact Us

Student Counseling Services
Phone: 309-268-8390
EmailCounseling@heartland.edu 

All interactions between students and counselors are strictly confidential and are not subject to disclosure without a student's written permission.