Sometimes managing stress can be overwhelming. If you or someone you know are at risk for suicide, please reach out. It WILL get better. If you are seeking crisis supports, please reach out to one of these resources listed below.
If you are at risk for suicide, homicide or other harm or injury, please call 911, go to your local emergency room
NATIONAL SUCIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
24/7 Help is available at your fingertips: please call 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) or visit them at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ and ask for help.
You may also text ‘HOME’ to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Illinois Warm Line
staffed by The IllinoisMentalHealthCollaborative.com
Call: 1 (866) 359-7953 – Select “The Warm Line” (TTY: 1 (866) 880-4459)
The Warm Line is staffed by trained professionals who have experienced mental health recovery in their own lives. It provides: Emotional Support, Recovery Education, Self Advocacy Support
Please Note: The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is based on the concept that sometimes what is needed most in difficult times is someone to talk to, who will listen and understand.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, except holidays
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Information Helpline—Information and referral services Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm 800.950.6264 or 312.563.0445 in Chicago nami.org
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)
24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24 866.488.7386
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages where you can receive a space that is confidential and anonymous.