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Find Mental Health Providers and learn about different resources for emergencies, crisis situations, and mental health conditions.

Find a Mental Health Provider

Here are a few websites that can help you track down the ideal  specialist for your needs.

Crisis Support

Here are a few different options in the event that you need support as soon as possible. Some are 24/7 and others will get back to you at their earliest convenience.

  • Crisis Text Line
    Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    988 is the three-digit dialing code that will connect callers in crisis to trained counselors that will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Please be aware that in many situations, these calls are still routed to 911 and may involve police response.

    Crisis hotline, mental health evaluation, and other services for children and youth with Medicaid.

  • Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare
    If you or someone near you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call Trilogy’s First-response Alternative Crisis Team (FACT) at 800.FACT.400800.322.8400. This is an alternative to calling 988 in Chicago.

  • The Trevor Project
    Available 24/7, Trevor Project’s trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ+ young people face. They will listen without judgment. All of your conversations are confidential, and you can share as much or as little as you’d like. Text START to 648648 or call 1-866-488-7386.

  • 311 City Services
    If you are in need of an immediate shelter in the city of Chicago, call 311 to request assistance.

  • National Runaway Safeline
    The National Runaway Safeline works to keep young people who’ve run away or are experiencing homelessness safe and off the streets. If you are under 18 and need a place to stay tonight, call 1-800-RUNAWAY .

  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
    If you need mental health services to come to you and you are located on the north or northwest side of Chicago, you can call Lutheran Social Services Mobile Crisis team at 833.610.5774. Their crisis team comes to your location in an unmarked vehicle to meet with the person in crisis (any age) and work with them to determine next steps.

  • HRDI Community Triage Center
    Open 24/7, you can call (773) 291-2500 or walk-in for immediate support. They are located at 200 East 115th St (115th & Indiana), Chicago, IL 60628. They offer mental health crisis assessment, substance use screening, referrals for treatment, and case management.

  • West Side Community Triage and Wellness Center
    The West Side Community Triage and Wellness Center (WCTWC) is a 23-hour walk-in/drop off center located at 4133 W. Madison Ave, Chicago, IL, 60624. It is designed to divert persons with mental health and substance abuse crises from emergency rooms, inpatient facilities, and jails. They offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, crisis assessment, case management, diversion for court-involved individuals, and mobile crisis. Call 773-645-0245 for their crisis line. Although this is a diversion program, their website does indicate that they partner with police.

  • Thresholds’ Mobile Crisis Response Team
    All persons located in Chicago zip codes 60613, 60640, and 60657 are eligible. Their service provides access to emergency mental health intervention to people experiencing a mental health crisis. Thresholds clinicians response to the mental health crisis, acting as an alternative to hospitalization or police response.

  • The Living Room - Thresholds
    Staff at the Living Room help guests through a screening and assessment process in a natural, comfortable setting. They are ready with a number of trauma-informed supports and interventions to help meet the needs of each individual. This model has been successful in preventing unnecessary psychiatric hospitalizations that can be distressing and exacerbate mental health symptoms. They are located in Ravenswood at 4423 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL, 60640.

  • Trans Lifeline
    Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community. Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people.

  • Veterans Crisis Line
    1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
    24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones.

  • Between Friends
    1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)
    Between Friends is dedicated to preventing domestic violence and ending the cycle of abuse by equipping communities in Chicago with the tools necessary for everyone to feel safe and equal in their relationships.

  • City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline
    The City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that provides services and information for those experiencing domestic violence.

  • Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
    Operating 24/7, the Rape Crisis Hotline provides survivors and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
    RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and hotline—call for services and resources.

  • Call BlackLine®
    1 (800) 604-5841

    Call BlackLine® provides a space for peer support, counseling, reporting of mistreatment, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences for folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. Call BlackLine® prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Call BlackLine® also has the option for you to text.

  • Postpartum Support International Helpline
    1-800-944-4773 (English & Spanish)
    Leave a confidential message any time, and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. Their volunteers return messages during business hours. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed. Text in English: 800-944-4773 or en Español: 971-203-7773

  • Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances
    1-833-234-6343 or text HELP to 833234
    The only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Illinois serving people using opioids and other substances, with or without insurance.

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