Resources to Support Youth
Always call 911 in a life-threatening emergency.
Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or (800) SUICIDE (800-784-7433)
Trevor Lifeline – 1-866-488-7386 A 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Text “START” to 741-741 Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis.
On Campus: http://www.ulifeline.org/ ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can locate support on their campus and be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.
CARES Crisis Line: 1-800-345-9040 CARES stands for Crisis and Referral Entry Services. CARES is a telephone response service that handles mental health crisis calls for children and youth in Illinois.
NAMI Information Helpline (800) 950-NAMI (6264) In Chicago: (312) 563-0445 An information and referral service available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., CST.
Immediate and intensive intervention services to stabilize children, adolescents, and adults. Statewide, by city. http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30893
Service Providers By County – Searchable http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?module=12&officetype=6&county=
Online Service Directory- Chicago http://connect.thekennedyforumillinois.org/ Online resource directory includes a comprehensive listing of providers in Chicago, searchable by zip code and payment options.
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