College can be a challenging time. We know you have a lot going on in life from academics, to work, to family and personal relationships.
LLCC is excited to announce a new partnership with Talkspace, an online therapy resource. We want to provide you with additional support to help you reach your goals. Through Talkspace, we are providing all LLCC students with a free monthly 30-minute live (synchronous) video session and free unlimited text, voice and video therapy messaging with a Talkspace therapist. Students have the ability to choose therapists based on all sorts of needs/interests including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, religious preference, language preference, etc. Additionally, Talkspace uses a secure and confidential HIPAA and FERPA compliant app. Talkspace also has lots of resources about common diagnoses, coping mechanisms and exercises such as “Overcoming Worry.” You can learn more by going to Talkspace and use the keyword found in your LLCC email or on Canvas.
LLCC has Confidential Advisors who have special training to confidentially assist students experiencing sexual harassment, intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
November is Military Family Month
November is Military Family Month, where we recognize the commitment and sacrifice families make to their service members. We thank our service members and their families for their dedication and support to our country during these unprecedented times. In the last 18 months, service members have supported the country via staffing and running mass vaccination sites, during hurricanes and during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Many of these service members are our own students.
Re-integration to civilian life is a difficult process for many service members and their families. We want to remind faculty and staff that for LLCC students that are re-integrating as veterans, we offer support via Talkspace, the tele-mental health provider; via our Success Coaches, who meet with our veteran students to discuss accessing campus and community support; via our Career Services Office, which can work with veterans to complete career assessment and resume work and job search support; and our Financial Aid Office, where our Certifying Official (Dawn Burch) can help veterans navigate how to apply for benefits.
We encourage you to support our veterans by referring them to these offices for support as well as learning more about supporting veterans in the classroom. A great resource is: https://veterans.columbia.edu/. (Check out the video library)
If you would like more information about how to support our veteran students, feel free to reach out to Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org), Claire (Claire.email@example.com), or Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Resources & Links for Students
- Your well-being is important to us, which is why LLCC has a food pantry. If you need a meal while on campus or food to take home, please reach out to the LLCC Student Life Office at email@example.com or 217-786-2241.
- For community resources, call 211 or go to the Springfield United Way website.
- LLCC Police: The on-campus non-emergency phone number is 217-786-2278, and the non-emergency off-campus number is 217-786-2278. For emergencies on- and off-campus, call 217-786-2222 or 911. Program these numbers into your phone for quick access.
- View Sexual and intimate partner violence resources.
- Talkspace, LLCC’s partner for online therapy
Local Agencies–we’ve partnered with local agencies to provide referrals for students
Gateway Foundation: Evidence-based treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
- Primary Contact (for information about services/ cost/insurance)–217-685-4197
- Residential Treatment
- Outpatient Treatment
Memorial Behavioral Health: Community based, not-for-profit dedicated to patient care, education and research. Provides mental health services and care:
- Emotional Support Hotline–217-588-5509
- Crisis Services/suicide Hotline–1-800/273-talk (8255)
- Walk-in Services; locations in Jacksonville, Lincoln and Springfield
- Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization
- For information about cost/insurance: 217-788-3000
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault: Support and services for survivors of sexual violence; promotes healing and prevention
- 24-hour Hotline–217-752-8081
- Crisis Intervention
- Medical/legal Advocacy
Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. Support and services for survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence; promotes prevention and education
- 24-hour Hotline–217-726-5200
- TTY: 217-726-7385
- Toll-free: 1-866-help4dv(435-7438)
- Shelter Services
- Court Advocacy