Emergency Resources

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Call 911 for a psychiatric or medical emergency or to obtain emergency hospitalization services for yourself or another.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

800-442-HOPE (422-4673)

Illinois Suicide & Crisis Hotlines and Resources

The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366

Crisis Text Line: text START to 741-741


General Contacts

Depression Hotline: 630-482-9696

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 888-293-2080

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)

Connections for Abused Women and their Children: 773-278-4566

Chicago Area Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline: 800-371-1475

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Hotline, Counseling and Referrals: 630-577-1330

Grief Support: 650-321-5272


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Contacts

The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.

GLBT National Hotline: 888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)

Telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-PRIDE (800-246-7743)

Speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more.

Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366

Trans Lifeline is dedicated to the well-being of transgender people, with a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.


Mental Health Links

General Links

Thoughtful woman using laptop Mental Health Resources

Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives. (American Psychiatric Association)

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Addiction & Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Web of Addictions

Anxiety Disorders

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder (American Psychological Association)

National Center for PTSD

International OCD Foundation

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, National Institute of Mental Health

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp: Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse, American Psychological Association

National Domestic Violence Hotline


Depression – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Depression and How Psychotherapy Can Help People Recover (American Psychological Association)

Depression Screening

Depression Test

Pendulum, A Resource for Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress

Sidran Foundation: Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

The Center for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Hope

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Center on Halsted (Chicago)

Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago)

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource


WebMD, Prescription Drug Reference

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Drugs Topic

Physicians’ Desk Reference

MedlinePlus: Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information

Older Adults

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

National Council on Aging, Center for Healthy Aging

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Personality Disorders Personality Disorders

American Psychiatric Association | What are Personality Disorders?