If you or someone you love is experiencing an immediate, life-threatening mental health crisis, call 911, clearly state that the individual is experiencing a mental health emergency and ask that a CIT trained officer respond to the situation. A Crisis Intervention Team officer trained in handling psychiatric emergencies. Learn how to access a CIT officer here.

Crisis & Support Hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
24/7 free and confidential support and crisis resources

Crisis Textline: text CONNECT to 741741
24/7 text message support for those in crisis

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
24/7 crisis support and resources for runaway and homeless youth

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
24/7 Illinois DCFS hotline to report child abuse or neglect

Between Friends: 1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)
24/7 domestic violence crisis line

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-888-293-2080
24/7 Chicago rape hotline for survivors of sexual violence and and their significant others.

Cook County Jail Mental Health Hotline: 773-674-CARE (773-674-2273)

24/7 resource for families and friends of currently incarcerated inmates living with mental illness who are in need of special treatment and/or medication while in the Cook County Jail.

Not in crisis, but need someone to talk to?

Illinois Warm Line (866) 359-7953
Peer and family mental health support by phone, weekdays M - F 9 am – 5 pm

Looking for local resources and services?
NAMI Chicago information & referral helpline: 833-NAMI-CHI (833-626-4244)
Compassionate support and personalized referrals Monday - Friday 9am8pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm