In an emergency
If you or someone you are with is experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 right away. If you are assisting someone in an emergency and have dialed 911 and you are safe, stay with the person until help arrives. If you are able to transport someone safely, you can also take them to the nearest Emergency Room for assistance.
In a crisis
You are not alone and can receive help 24/7. Call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to speak to someone immediately. You can also text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. These crisis services are free, confidential, and available 24/7/365.
Individuals worried about loved ones or friends can also call the Lifeline for support and for guidance on next steps.
Other immediate-response resources can be found here: www.mhanational.org/crisisresources
Local Crisis Lines
Northshore University Health Systems (Northern Suburbs): 1-847-570-2500
Turning Point (Skokie): 1-847-933-0051
Crisis and Referral Entry Service (CARES) Line (Children and Adolescents, Illinois): 1-800-345-9049, TTY 1-800-787-3224
Haven Youth Services (Youth and Family): 1-847-251-6630
Northwest CASA Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-888-802-8890
YWCA Evanston/Northshore-Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-877-718-1868
Living rooms provide support and assistance with problem solving, referral for services and a safe space to adults over the age of 18. They can be used by those who need support in a crisis but may not necessarily need hospitalization but are not open 24/7.
Turning Point: 8324 Skokie Blvd., Skokie 60077. Call 1-847-933-9202 to reach living room staff and check their hours. www.tpoint.org
Josselyn Center: 405 Central Ave, Northfield, IL 60093. Call 1-847-441-5600 to check their hours prior to arriving. www.josselyn.org
Comprehensive Outpatient Mental Health Services
AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital
Family Institute at Northwestern University
Family Service of Glencoe
Family Service of Lake County
Family Service Center
The Josselyn Center
Metropolitan Family Services
NorthShore University Health Systems
Youth Outpatient Services
Barrington Youth and Family Services
The Bridge Youth and Family Services
Haven Youth and Family Services
Wilmette & Winnetka
OMNI Youth Services
Wheeling & Buffalo Grove
Y.O.U (Youth & Opportunity United)
Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook
Religious/Cultural Specialized Outpatient Services
Other Specialized Outpatient Services
Impact Behavioral Health Partners
Housing and mental health supports for those with serious mental illness.
Institute for Therapy through the Arts
Art, music, and drama therapy.
Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
Counseling for sexual assault survivors and partners.
Mental health treatment services for adolescents and emerging young adults and their families.
Substance Use Treatment
Adult & Adolescent Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient
NorthShore University Health System (Doreen E. Chapman Center)
Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient
NorthShore University Health System (Deerfield Behavioral Health)
Young Adult Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient
Youth & Adult Outpatient