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Be Well Illinois is here to provide you resources to help you or someone you know out of a mental crisis. People experiencing mental illness and the people who care for them need information. However, that information is not always readily available and the search for answers may require more energy and persistence than possible in times of crisis. We have collected links to point you in the right direction to get help. Reminder, if there is emergency, call the mental health crisis hotline at 1-800-950-6264.

Useful Links:

For immediate crisis:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454
Use Lifeline Chat on the web.

Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
Use Veterans Crisis Chat on the web

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990

Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency.

ComPsych Support number for relationship and marital conflicts, stress, anxiety, financial questions and depression. Call 833-955-3400 or visit their website at (Web ID: StateofIllinois).

Personal Support Program for members within the bargaining unit AFSCME Council 31 (only). PSP offers free services statewide through a network of professional counselors who are licensed and specially trained to provide confidential assistance on a wide variety of personal difficulties or problems. Visit or call 1-800-647-8776 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.