Mental Health Resources

211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. It will connect you to expert, caring help and resources in your area like housing, food, transportation, and health care resources. Every call is completely confidential.
Call/Text: 211  |  Visit:

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Call/Text: 988  |  Chat:  |  Visit:

Call Blackline
Provides a space for peer support, counseling, reporting of mistreatment, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences for folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. Call BlackLine® prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color).
Call or Text: 800-604-5841  Visit:

Crisis Text Line
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.
Text: ‘HOME’ to 741-741  |  Chat:  |  Visit:

Farm Family Resource Helpline
The Farm Family Resource Initiative provides a range of resources including a helpline to assist with farmer and farm-related issues that include mental and physical health needs. The initiative also offers ongoing outreach, education and training to rural clients and partners working to improve the health and safety of farm families.
Call or Text: 1-833-FARMSOS (327-6767)  |  Email:  |  Visit:

IL Helpline for Opioids & Other Substance Use Disorders
The only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Illinois. The Illinois Helpline refers to hundreds of treatment and recovery providers across Illinois. Services are available 24/7 and always free and confidential.
Call: 833-234-6343  | Text: ‘HELP’ to 833234  Chat:  |  Visit:

IL Warm Line
The Warm Line is an opportunity in Illinois for anyone age 12 and up to receive free support for emotional support, recovery education, self-advocacy support, and referrals. Open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8p.m., excluding holidays. 
Call: 866-359-7953  |  Visit:

Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support.
Text: “TALK” (English) or ‘HABLAR’ (Spanish) to 552-020

Illinois CARES Line (24/7)
If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth and families, call the 24-hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional.
Call: 800-345-9049  |  TTY: 773-523-4504  | Visit:

Illinois Child and Adolescent Client Assistance Line
Local community mental health services for children who have mental health concerns but are not a risk to self or others. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.
Call: 312-793-1361

LGBT National Hotline
All support volunteers identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ family and serve the entire community by providing free and confidential peer-support, information, and local resources through national hotlines and online programs.
Call: 888-843-4564  Visit:

NAMI HelpLine
A free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
Call: 800-950-NAMI (6264)  |  Text: ‘HELPLINE’ to 62640  |  Chat:   Visit:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Free and confidential support available 24/7 for those affected by and/or involved with domestic violence.
Call: 800-799-SAFE (7233)  |  TTY: 800-787-3224 |  Text: ‘START’ to 88788 | Chat:   Visit:

National Grad Student Crisis Line
Free and confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services for graduate students provided by specially-trained call-takers.
Call: 877-GRADHLP (472-3457)  Visit:

National Runaway Safeline
A 24/7 hotline to assist runaway and homeless youth.
Call: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)  |  Chat:   Visit:

National Sexual Assault Hotline
24/7 free and confidential support, help, advice, and resources.
Call: 800-656-HOPE (4673)  |  Chat:   Visit:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Call: 800-662-HELP (4357)  |  TTY: 800-487-4889  |  Text: ‘HELP4U’ to 43578  Visit:

Teen Line
Teen Line provides support, resources, and hope to young people through a hotline of professionally trained teen counselors, and outreach programs that de-stigmatize and normalize mental health.
Call: 800-852-8336 (6 PM – 10 PM PST)  |  Text: ‘TEEN’ to 839-863 (6 PM – 9 PM PST)   Visit:

The Trevor Project
Focused on ending suicide among young people that identify as a part LGTBQ community. You can get immediate and free support from a crisis counselor no matter time or day via online chat, phone call or text.
Call: 866-488-7386  |  Text: ‘START’ to 678-678  |  Chat:   Visit:

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support and is run by and for trans people.
Call: 877-565-8860  |  Visit:

more resources

IDHS: Help is Here
The Illinois Department of Human Services lists a number of resources for crisis/emergency and non-emergency services. More IDHS resources are available HERE.

IBHE School Wellness & Mental Health Resources
The Illinois State Board of Education offers a list of resources for students of all ages and backgrounds in need of mental health assistance.