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Welcome to National Louis University Student Wellness

Committed to empowering the whole student

I’m having a lot of anxiety because of the coronavirus. Please help.

We get it. It’s hard to sift through the messages and information coming at us. Worse, the “unknown unknown” (not knowing what you don’t even know) can cause even greater anxiety for those of us who are panic-prone. What you can do

Remember that knowledge is power. Understanding the factors that affect a person’s immune response to COVID-19 will matter as much as, or more than, understanding the virus! Poor lung health caused by smoking, lack of adequate health care, suppressed immune systems, and/or populations particularly susceptible to infectious diseases, such as the elderly, have been particularly affected by COVID-19.

Don’t accept everything you read or hear. Look beyond rhetoric and arm yourself with information. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information and frequent updates on the COVID-19’s spread, severity, risk assessment, etc. To subscribe to the CDC’s email and text message service, visit CDC Subscription Service.

Get your emotional support system in place: 

  • Maintain familiar routines in daily life as much as possible; take care of your basic needs and employ helpful coping strategies: rest during work or between shifts, eat healthy food, and engage in physical activity.

Take control and incorporate preventative measures:

  • Wash your hands. See the CDC’s list of preventative measures.
  • Avoid watching, reading, or listening to news reports that cause you to feel anxious or distressed. A near-constant stream of news reports can cause anyone to feel anxious or distressed. Instead, seek CDC updates and practical guidelines at specific times during the day
  • Be supportive of others. Assisting others in their time of need can benefit the person receiving support as well as the helper.

Mental Health Resources:

  • Skylight Counseling (Illinois)NLU has partnered with Skylight Counseling Center to offer a variety of counseling resources.
    • NLU students will receive up to six (6) sessions at no charge.
    • Students seeking counseling should leave a message to request an appointment at 312.261.3636 or 847.947.5656 or email
  • Ulifeline - This online resource has information about mental health, as well as a self-evaluation screening which does not provide a diagnosis, but identifies problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The screening process also provides information on these conditions and how to reach out for help.
  • Sanvello app — free premium access to this highly-rated mental health app that includes cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.  “During this challenging time, Sanvello is a place you can go to feel better and meaningfully connect with others—anywhere, anytime.”
  • Illinois Warm-line  - The warm-line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover. We are here to serve you.
    • Call: 866.359.7953
    • TTY: 866.880.4459
    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Florida Warm-line- The warm-line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover. We are here to serve you.
    • Call: 800.945.1355
    • Hours of Operation: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, 7 days per week
  • National Crisis Text Line - Text "HELP" to 741741
  • National Veteran Crisis Text Line - Text "HELP" to 838255 
  • Ayuda Español  - Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.
    • 888.628.9454
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 24/7 Help is available. Speak with a counselor today
    • Call: 800.273.8255
  • Crisis Lifeline for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss - TTY – Dial 800.799.4889
  • 24-Hour Crisis Prevention for LGBTQ Youth:
    • Call: 866.488.7386
    • Text "HELP" to 678678

NLU Wellness

IN CRISIS? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Being well means taking care of your whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Check out the services and resources NLU offers to help students get healthy and stay well.



NEED FOOD? Text LINK 74544 or click here to apply

Mental Health

Check out counseling services and wellness workshops!



Fitness & Nutrition

Support your academic pursuits with a healthy body. 

Alcohol & Drug Prevention

 Where to go for information, resources, and support. 





Learn about health insurance and how to find the right medical provider.








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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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