Your feelings are valid.


You are not alone.

Crisis Services

Professionally trained staff are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and are prepared to respond to anyone in a crisis situation.

Confidentiality with all crisis line contacts is assured.

CRC's 24/7 Crisis Line:  (618) 533-1391

CRC's in house crisis line. Professionally trained staff are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and are prepared to respond to anyone in a crisis situation.

Confidentiality with all crisis line contacts is assured.

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National Crisis Text Line:   741741

The crisis text line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24/7. Text HELLO to 741741

The first two questions are automated.

It typically takes less than 5 minutes to connect you with a crisis counselor. You can then text back and fourth with the counselor. You will never have to share anything you do not wish to.

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CARES Line:  (800) 345-9049

If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24 hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional. Call (800) 345-9049 or TTY: (773) 523-4504

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Call4Calm Text Line:  552020

If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who knows the available local resources.

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Additional Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, you may call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at (800) 273-8255.

Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances

If you or someone you know is suffering from an opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders, call the helpline at (833)2FINDHELP or visit helplineIL.org

We Know The Feeling (Gambling)

If you or someone you know is suffering from a Gambling Disorder, call (800)GAMBLER or text ILGAMB to 53342

TREVOR Project (LGBTQ+)

Trained counselors for 24/7 support. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline at (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678

SAMHSA National Helpline

Free and confidential treatment referrals 24/7 at (800) 622-4357

National Runaway Safeline

National 24/7 Safeline for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help. (800) 786-2929 or text 66008

Veteran's Crisis Line

Trained responders, most are veterans themselves. Free support is confidential, available 24/7, and serves all veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their families/friends. (800) 273-8255 or text 838255. Online chat available at veteranscrisisline.net