If you are in crisis, get immediate help: Call 911
Mental Health Resources in the State of Illinois
DMH is the State of Illinois Mental Health Authority, they are responsible for assuring that children, adolescents and adults, throughout Illinois, have the availability of and access to public-funded mental health services. Their website provides a List of Crisis/Emergency: Mental Health Partners/Providers in Illinois.
2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including Illinois, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English,
1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chat
Crisis Text Line: Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
The CDC offers a robust list of helplines for various mental health issues. These resources provide a immediate help by trained mental health professionals.
Call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
Text "START" to 88788
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number.
1-(800) 4-A-Child or 1-(800) 422-4453
Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 24/7
1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s National Helpline,
(also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
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