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Personal / Social / Life Transition

The Academic Advising department offers short-term personal Academic Advising to help students deal with issues that are important to their overall well-being. Various changes and pressures throughout a student's educational career can contribute to considerable stress, and at times, crisis. Talking with an advisor during these times can often benefit students by:
  • Helping to identify strengths & sources of support
  • Connecting with school & community resources
  • Offering a different perspective
  • Helping develop new problem-solving & coping skills
  • Just having someone listen

Personal information that you share with an advisor is confidential unless you give permission to share it with others. The only exceptions to this policy are when it involves potential harm to self or others, when the safety of a child is at risk, or when it is requested by a court order.

To make an appointment with an advisor, please schedule an appointment online or stop by the Academic Advising Office, Room 1H2.

Individual Counseling:

If you are struggling with any of life's many challenges, i.e. depression, divorce, loss of job, grief, etc., you might want to consider seeking assistance from a professional counselor.  Area service providers who accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance include:

  • Whiteside County Health Department
    815-626-2230 ext. 8
    1300 W. 2nd St., Rock Falls

  • Sinnissippi Centers
    815-284-6611
    Sterling, Dixon, Oregon, Mount Carroll, and Rochelle

  • KSB
    815-285-5638
    403 E. 1st St., Dixon
    (does not accept Medicaid)

  • Counseling at SVCC
  • Contracted through Sinnissippi
  • Alternating Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Schedule at 815-835-6354, with an Academic Advisor, or self-referral slip outside 1F21
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  • Private practitioners
    Refer to local yellow pages

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to FREE 24/7 support and information in the medium people already use and trust, text. To access help:

  1. Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S., anytime, about any type of crisis.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Lifeline Crisis Chat - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Emotional online support is available at: CrisisChat.org.  Whether you feel alone, don't know where to turn, or have a problem that is difficult to talk about, visit CrisisChat.org.

Internet Resources