Health Center Building

Counseling Services

It is not uncommon for students to experience distress from time to time. The college years are one of the most challenging transition periods in life. Adjusting to campus life, increased academic demands, relationship concerns, and other personal issues can feel overwhelming at times. Millikin’s Student Mental and Behavioral Health Services is available to help students overcome any difficulties of transitioning into college and to make decisions that positively affect their mental health. The Student Mental and Behavioral Health (SMBH) office remains fully committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of our campus community as we continue to navigate our students' journeys and a global pandemic as a team. We are so proud of our campus and everything our students have done to stay safe and be successful.  

Counseling appointments: We are currently supporting students through both masked in-person or Zoom sessions. To set up an initial session with one of our counselors, call us at 217-424-6360, or email

Psychiatric appointments: Millikin students have the ability to meet with a psychiatrist through SIU Medicine on Friday's from 12pm - 4pm. To schedule an appointment with the psychiatrist please email SMBH Director to get set up with a referral. 

We are happy to talk with any current student about what options are available through our office and other community providers wherever you are.  

If you are experiencing a crisis near campus please call public safety at 217-464-8888 and ask to be connected to the on-call staff member on duty.

For emergencies, please call 911. 

Faculty & Staff:

  • If there are students it would be helpful for our office to reach out to please let us know.
  • Our office is open for consultation with faculty/ staff regarding helping students cope with this unique experience. 

*Counseling services are free of charge to Millikin students

Questions? Feel free to contact Chris for more information.  


Mental Health Screeners

If you are interested in taking a mental health screening online you can find resources for this at:

These screeners are provided by the group Mental Health America. After taking a screening, the site will provide you ideas for further resources and follow-up. If you would like to discuss your results with a counselor at Millikin feel free to set up an appointment. You can set up an appointment with us by calling 217-425-4663.  


Community Providers

At times, students can find benefit from connecting with community providers outside of Millikin. The Student Mental and Behavioral Health office can assist students in finding out what additional community supports are available for them to utilize. Feel free to make an appointment with our office to discuss what else the greater Decatur community area can provide.