Mental Health Resources
There are a number of resources available online and by phone for those in need.
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Youth Suicide Hotline: 1-800-621-4000
Warm Line: Source of Support for Individual’s and families (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., except on holidays) Trained Wellness Recovery Specialists offer support and assist with action planning: 1-866-359-7953
Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
Available 24/7 in the USA. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. Crisis Text Line is free to support those in crisis.
Chat online: https://oregonyouthline.org/get-help/
Text teen2teen to 839863
A free 24-hour crisis, support, and helpline for youth. Youth Line is a peer-to-peer youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life-a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. Youth Line operates a national helpline that provides crisis support and referrals via phone, text, chat, and email. The helpline is answered by youth daily from 4 p.m. -10 p.m. and by adults at all other times. YouthLine provides a safe space for children and adults ages 11 to 21, to talk through any issues they may be facing, including eating disorders, relationship or family concerns, bullying, sexual identity, depression, self-harm, anxiety and thoughts of suicide. It is confidential, anonymous, they will follow-up with callers with their permission.
TEEN LINE | Teens Helping Teens – Connect, talk, get help!
Text: TEEN to 839863
Our Teen Listeners have a special ability to understand and empathize with callers because they are teens themselves. Resource Associates, our volunteer mental health professionals, provide on-site supervision and support to the Teen Line Listeners, particularly important after a difficult call. Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 8:00 p.m to 12:00 p.m. CST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! The Teen Line volunteers who answer the calls, emails, and texts are Southern California teenagers who have received specialized training. They won’t judge you or give advice – their job is to listen to your feelings and help you to clarify your concerns, define the options available to you, and help you make positive decisions.
This website is dedicated to depression and anxiety in peer support. The main forms of communication we offer are via our supportive Depression Chat Rooms, Depression Forums, and our Depression Blog section.
Looking for what to do when you’re lonely and sad, or looking for a bored and lonely (or depressed) chat room? You’re not alone! There are so many others out there feeling the same way. 7 Cups has compassionate people like yourself who are available 24/7 to chat and support you. Regardless of where you’re at or what you’re feeling, we have a home for you here.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Anyone who is experiencing domestic violence and/or abuse, plus anyone concerned about a friend, family member or loved one can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They offer support in more than 200 languages and offer a confidential, secure online chat.
1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
Online Chat Available: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Support for deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This free support is confidential, available 24/7, and serves all veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their families and friends.
Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ+): 1-866-488-7386
Text line: Text “START” to 678678
Online chat available: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline: 1-877-565-8860
IMAlive is a free, confidential and secure online chat service. All chats are answered by trained volunteers. Our focus is suicide intervention, prevention, awareness, and education. We provide help and hope through online crisis chat, college campuses, and high school events and other educational programs.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline for Substance use issues and treatment referrals: 1-800-662-4357
Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances: 1-833-2FINDHELP or visit Helplineil.org for information, support, and a connection to services.
SMART Recovery Online (SROL) is an online community where individuals with addiction, their Family & Friends, and other specialized audiences can interact with SMART Recovery volunteers and each other to aid in overcoming addiction. SROL can be a meaningful resource for individuals who might not have access to local face-to-face meetings for a variety of reasons. All participation on SROL is anonymous and optional (encouraged, but not required). Our online community provides 24/7 access to recovery-related resources so that you are able to find support when you need it.
The ARG team strives to raise awareness about those most susceptible to alcohol abuse: adolescents, college students, adults, individuals with mental health disorders and veterans. Roughly 240 million people around the globe are dependent on alcohol. Our goal is to help reduce the number of individuals affected by the dangers of alcohol abuse.
ARG is owned by Recovery Worldwide, a national informational marketing umbrella for a number of addiction and recovery-related properties. ARG works with nationally recognized rehab centers to provide treatment seekers with counseling, placement and insurance/financial consultations.
AlcoholHelp.com provides information regarding alcoholism and helps people overcome their chemical dependency by giving them the tools necessary to reach sobriety. The goal of our guide is to help families understand the signs of alcohol misuse and how to help their loved one.
The Recovey Village
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab helps people on their journey to lifelong recovery through:
Counseling for co-occurring mental health conditions
Personalized treatment plans
Healing amenities and therapy options
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Address: 630 N IL Route 31, Crystal Lake IL 60012
Who We Are: Big Brothers Big Sisters is making a positive impact on children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that IGNITE their potential. When children envision a positive future for themselves, they work harder in school, set goals, and are more likely to feel better about themselves and avoid risky behaviors. Big Brothers Big Sisters wants all children to achieve success in life.
What We Do: Provide youth in need with a positive role model who can assist in developing their character. The mentor spends a consistent amount of time with the youth every month building a relationship that will help the youth become a caring, confident and competent person. This is done through one of our three programs: the Community Based Program, the Lunch Time Program, and the After School Program.