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Illinois Mental Health Resources for Children

Hello Illinois!  For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) Line

Crisis Mental Health Providers list by region

Centerstone Crisis Line

Mental Health Hotlines

Illinois Warm Line

Child and Adolescent Client Assistance Line

NAMI Illinois Helpline

Child Abuse

Illinois Child Abuse Reporting Hotline

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

ANAD Hotline

Domestic Abuse

Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline

Illinois Domestic Violence Centers Listings by region

Parent Hotlines/Resources

Illinois Parents Care and Share Program

Parenting Tip Sheets


Illinois Department of Human Services Early Intervention Program

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse- Resources for Families

LGBT Resources

Center on Halstead LGBT Anti Violence 24 hour Crisis Hotline

Center on Halstead Resource Directory for LGBT Population

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