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Mental Health Services

Mental health matters at MCC. As one part of your overall wellness, mental health can impact your academic performance and the quality of your life in general. See the following on-campus, online, and off-campus community resources to help you stay well.

Take a free, anonymous, online mental health screening »

In crisis? Get help 24/7!

  • Call 911 if you're in immediate danger
  • Call or text 988 for the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • Text “HOME” to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line

Students—Talk to someone online

Togetherall is a free, anonymous, online, peer-to-peer mental health community available 24/7 to MCC students. You can post about what you’re going through and receive support from others who have been there. Enter your email address to get started.

Students—Talk to a counselor on campus

Holly Puchner, Coordinator of Student Wellness, is available to meet with students on campus regarding mental health concerns and/or crises. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins may be available for crises. Email Holly or call (815) 455-8544 to schedule an appointment, or stop by A252.

Options for Support Off-Campus, in the Community