As part of our constituent service efforts, my office refers residents to other resources that can help solve problems they are experiencing in their daily lives.

Maintaining good mental health is an important part of anyone’s life and is often underappreciated or overlooked until more serious problems arise. Please take time to read more about available resources on this page, and click on the links provided to visit each office, agency or program's website.

Remote/Online Resources

Lifeline Chat – Online Chat
Lifeline Chat connects individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. You can chat or instant message online. Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

BetterHelp Online Remote Counseling - Remote Counseling
BetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform, matching you to an available counselor who fits your objectives, preferences, and the type of issues you are dealing with through a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Psychology Today – Finding Therapists, General Resources
Search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers or support groups by specialty, insurance coverage, and other relevant info.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Hotlines, General Resources
NAMI is one of the leading national organizations on stress, anxiety and mental illness and hosts a multitude of resources on their website. You can find their COVID-19-specific guide at: www.nami.org/covid-19-guide

Centers for Disease Control (Mental Health)– General Resources
The Centers for Disease Control’s mental health resources focus on preventing or reducing the impact of mental illness as a critical part of overall wellness, including early identification and intervention for those at risk, and providing science-based strategies to reduce the risk. You can find their guide to coping with stress related to COVID-19 at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Text Hotlines

Text a Tip
Text a Tip is a youth-focused mental health crisis text hotline available 24/7, fully anonymous, and staffed by licensed mental health counselors. Text “Hello” to 1-844-823-5323.

Crisis Text Line:
Free and confidential support for individuals in crisis available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Text “HOME” to 741-741

Phone Hotlines

CARES Line
Crisis and Referral Entry Services available 24 hours 7 days a week designed to assist individuals in Illinois who are a risk to themselves or others due to a mental health crisis. Dial 1-800-345-9049

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
SAMHSA is a free and confidential treatment referral and information service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial 1-800-622-4357

Disaster Distress Hotline
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year emotional support line for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Dial 1-800-895-5590 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Crisis Care Program
Lake County crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with you by phone to help through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety, depression and cope with longer-term difficulties. The service can provide referrals to health care providers but charges sliding-scale fees based on income. Dial 847-377-8088

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Dial 1-800-273-8255

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Hotlines for NAMI services.
National number: 1-800-950-6264
State of Illinois: 800-346-4572
Lake County Chapter: 847-249-1515
Lake County Services in Spanish: 224-818-6164

Military OneSource
Military Onesource provides guidance on resources, and referrals ranging from  for current service members or members within 1 year of active service and their dependents.

Dial 1-800-342-9647, or IM chat at https://livechat.militaryonesourceconnect.org/chat/

Services for Chronic Health Conditions

American Diabetes Association
Dial 312.346.1805
Dial 312.346.4997 TTY

Arthritis Foundation
Dial 800.283.7800

Crohn’s-Colitis Foundation
Dial 847.827.0404

Leukemia Society of America
Dial 800.955.4572

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Dial 800.344.4867

Services for Eating Disorders

National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Dial 630.577.1330

Services for Gambling Addiction

Gam-Anon (Gambling)
Dial 708.802.0105

Gambling Addiction Gamblers Anonymous - Chicago Hotline
Dial 855.222.5542

Services for Homelessness/Housing

PADS Crisis Services – HELP Center, PADS, & Resource Center
Dial 847.689.4357

Services from Hospitals

Advocate Condell Hospital
Dial 847.362.2900

Highland Park Hospital
Dial 847.432.8000

Services for Loss/Bereavement

Compassionate Friends
Dial 630.990.0010

Services for Emotional Support

Emotions Anonymous
Dial 651.647.9712

Services for Substance Abuse Disorders

Alcoholics Anonymous (Chicago Area)
Dial 312.346.1475
Dial 312.349.8070 TTY

Alcoholics Anonymous (Northern Illinois Suburbs)
Dial 847-362-1811

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups (Alcohol Abuse)
Dial 847.680.4640

Cocaine Anonymous
Dial 773.202.8898

Gateway Foundation
Dial 847.356.8205
Dial 847.356.8205 TTY

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