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Mental Health Resources

If you or someone you know needs help or wants to discuss mental health concerns, contact:​

  • Dial 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • Text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line

  • Contact Safe2Help Illinois: Dial 844-4-SAFEIL, Text SAFE2 (72332), email

  • Illinois School and Campus Safety Resource Center offers many K-12 resources to enhance organizational capacity and assist administrators, teachers, and other school service personnel in locating relevant resources

  • SPIDER is a free online database to connect individuals, families, and anyone in Illinois to services in their area that meet their needs.                         

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

  • Military Helpline at 1-888-457-4838 offers a free and confidential 24/7 crisis intervention service that is sensitive to military-specific issues.

  • National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-786-2929 offers a 24/7 crisis connection with the option to call, chat, email, or text to meet the current needs of vulnerable youth at risk of running away or those who already have and need help. 

  • The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 offers a 24/7 crisis connection with the option to call, chat, or text that is provided by trained counselors who understand the unique challenges that LGBTQ young people face. 

  • The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network offers resources to help educators and administrators support students and school communities in the aftermath of crisis and loss. 

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides resources in many languages, including information about bullying, school violence, refugee populations, disasters, sexual abuse, and many others. 

  • Safe2Help Illinois offers students a safe, confidential way to share information that might help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence, or other threats to school safety. 

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides  information on finding treatment, downloadable resources, and other information about substance use and mental health topics.

  • Illinois Children’s Mental Health Plan, released in May 2022, was developed to improve the overall well-being of all youth and families in Illinois. 

Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Active Minds, Child Mind Institute, and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network are sites where you can find other general mental health resources.