Mental Health & Counseling

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Mental Health & Counseling

Kish prides itself on creating a safe and welcoming environment for all its students. Your well-being is a top priority, and that starts with your mental health. Kishwaukee College offers a variety of in-house resources to help students through personal issues along with partnering with community agencies for additional services.

Mental Health Matters

Our quarterly newsletter, Mental Health Matters, is a campus guide for student concerns, offering up-to-date information on how Kish promotes mental well-being. Find the latest issues below.

Personal Online Counseling

To prioritize the well-being of our students, Kishwaukee College provides online therapy through the digital mental health service Talkspace. Talkspace offers free, confidential therapy to all full-time and part-time Kish students.

Talk with your therapist via:

  • Text
  • Voice messages
  • Video
  • Online live sessions (One 30-minute session per month. If you need more than one session a month, please contact your assigned Academic Advisor.)

Get started with Talkspace today. Register at any time.

  1. Visit www.talkspace.com/kish 
  2. Click “Get Started”
  3. Enter “KishTherapy” when prompted for your organization name

If you have any questions about Talkspace, please reach out to your assigned Academic Advisor. If you are unsure who your assigned Academic Advisor is, contact Student Services at 815-825-9375 or onestop@kish.edu for assistance. To learn about in-person counseling services, contact your Academic Advisor or refer to the “Community Resources” section listed below.

Community Resources

Kishwaukee College partners with several DeKalb and Ogle County community agencies to provide resources for non-emergency and emergency services outside of the classroom. The community resources include counseling, childcare services, domestic violence services, mental health, family planning, suicide prevention, substance abuse, etc., and are available 24 hours a day.   

The list below provides information on resources and services available for students:

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