Crisis Resources

If you are in crisis, you may want to call a crisis line if you need to speak to a mental health professional immediately. See the list below for resources.


Heart of Illinois HelpLine for Community Resources



Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)


Crisis Text Line

Text “Start” to 741-741


Center for Prevention of Abuse



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



Emergency Response Services



Screening, Assessment, and Support Services



Call4Calm: The Illinois Department of Human Services' Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19: 

        Indivduals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text "TALK" to 5-5-2-0-2-0. It is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a text is sent, within 24 hours a call will be received from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support. 

        Individuals can also text the same number and provide key words like "unemployment" or "food" or "shelter" to receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services.