While the primary mission of Northeastern's Counseling Services is to serve students, we also advise and consult with faculty and staff about student issues.
We encourage you to become familiar with the Behavioral Concerns Team (BCT), which is designed to offer you support and advice regarding urgent and serious concerns and to coordinate the University's response to developing situations.
Need to refer someone for counseling?
The Counseling Services' Referral Page provides guidelines for making referrals to Counseling Services.
Know someone expressing suicidal or self-destructive thoughts?
The "Suicidal Concerns: How to Help" page provides information about the warning signs of suicide, how these feelings might manifest in an academic setting, how people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts feel, and how you can help. Please also contact the BCT to let them know about this situation.
If you believe that someone is in immediate danger, please contact University Police at (773) 442-5511.
Feeling concerned that someone's behavior might be dangerous, distressed or disruptive?
Contact the BCT to report the situation and get support or helpful advice on how to respond. The BCT also has tips on working with students in distress.
Again, if you believe that someone is in immediate danger, please contact University Police at (773) 442-5511.
Concerned about student misconduct?
Consult the Dean of Students Office for information on how this may apply to your situation.
Interested in counseling or therapy for yourself?
There may be times when employees wish to consult with a counselor about personal or relationship concerns, an immediate crisis, or a variety of other life difficulties.
For information about the State of Illinois' Employee Assistance Program visit CMS' Employee Assistance Program or contact Human Resources at (773) 442-5202 for more information.
For more assistance off-campus, please download our Resources Flyer, which lists physical and mental health resources available near all three Northeastern locations.
Faculty and staff are also eligible to attend the Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Counseling Services staff members. Meditation instruction and practice takes place at 12:10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays - please be on time if you plan to attend, as we close the group shortly after it begins so as not to disturb those who are meditating. Meet at our office in B 119.