Mental Health

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. — Aristotle


If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

Alternately, you may: 
Contact the Crisis Text Line. The Crisis Text Line serves people across the United States experiencing any type of crisis and provides free, 24/7 emotional support and information through texting with a live, trained specialist. Individuals in the United States can access the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741.  For more information see

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Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It's only natural to experience stress; it's also natural to seek help if it feels overwhelming. There is support available through these resources.   


Support on Campus

Active Minds

Each campus has an Active Minds Chapter focused on providing peer support through education and on-campus activities.  

ADA Reasonable Accommodations

Students with a mental health condition may qualify for accommodations designed to enable the student to remain in school, meet academic standards, and maintain normal social relationships. Students seeking accommodations for a mental health condition can learn more about the process here.



Campus Contacts

Director of Learning Commons


Holly O'Brien ACSW LCSW
IECC Mental Health Specialist
618-395-7777 Ext. 2242


Virtual Support 




TimelyCare is a virtual health and well-being platform for IECC students, faculty, and staff. The service is free
and provides 24 hours a day/7 days a week access.

How can I access Timely Care?
Visit, access from the MyIECC > Entrata portal landing page, or download the TimelyCare app from your app store.
Once you register with your school email address, you can then start visits from any web-enabled device – smartphone,
tablet, laptop, or desktop – anywhere in the United States. 

Who can use TimelyCare? 
Enrolled students and current employees. 

What services are available? 

  • TalkNow - 24/7, on-demand emotional support. 
  • Scheduled Counseling - Select the day, time, and mental health provider of your choice. (6 visits per year) 
  • Basic Needs Support - Get connected to low or reduced-cost community resources. 
  • Self-Care Content - Yoga and meditation sessions and group conversations with our providers on a variety of health and well-being topics. 

It's easy to use this service, but if you have any questions, additional assistance is available at your campus Learning Commons.