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College is a place where personal identities are in a constant state of motion. Between finding a major, meeting new friends, and joining organizations, there are often more questions than answers. As your environment changes, you may also notice differences in yourself. It is natural and healthy to experience changes in your self-concept, but sometimes that process can be confusing or even painful.
Identity crises can call into question core aspects of our humanity, such as gender, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs. The effects are different for everyone, and may include depression or anxiety. Counseling can be helpful to rule out mental illness and to explore your identity in a confidential space.
If you have concerns about how your identity development is affecting you, please call 309.341.7492 to schedule with a counselor on campus.
In addition to Counseling Services, many other campus resources are available that may help you build different facets of your identity.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, come to Counseling Services during business hours. After business hours call Campus Safety (309.341.7979) or call 9-1-1. Click Crisis Sessions for more information.