Mental Health Resources

24/7 Urgent Crisis Resources

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    • Dial 988, then press 1 to access the Veterans Crisis Line (see below)
    • Dial 988, then press 2 to access Spanish language services
    • Dial 988, then press 3 to access LGBTQI+ affirming counseling

Veterans Crisis Line: Call 988 - Press 1

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.  You will be connected with a caring, qualified VA responder; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

DuPage County Crisis Line: Call 630-627-1700

Countywide phone line for DuPage residents staffed by local counselors available to respond and provide support for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Crisis Text Line: Text REACH to 741741

Crisis Text Line is available for any crisis, 24/7.   A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform.  The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678

Phone and text line available for LGBTQ youth to speak confidentially with trained counselors. Service is available 24/7 and is free of cost. More resources and information available on the Trevor Project website.

Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances: 833-234-6343 or

Web and phone resource available to support individuals with substance use disorders and their families to find local treatment and recovery services. Available 24/7, with staff available to speak in Spanish and interpretation services in any language.

Other Mental Health Assistance

NAMI DuPage: 630-752-0066 or NAMI DuPage's Crisis Information Page

NAMI DuPage builds a path to recovery for people living with a mental illness by providing free and low cost education, counseling and support for individuals and their families, delivered by peers with lived experience. Located in Wheaton. NAMI also has 'Navigating A Mental Health Crisis,' a guide available in English (English PDF) and Spanish (Spanish PDF).

NAMI HelpLine: Call 800-950-NAMI (800-950-6264) or Text HELPLINE to 62640

Free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm CT.

Illinois Call4Calm Text Line: Text TALK (English) or HABLAR (Spanish) to 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 is knowledgeable about available local resources, and will respond to your text with a phone call within 24 hours.

Illinois Warm Line: 866-359-7953

If you or one of you family members has mental health and/or substance use challenges and would like to receive support by phone, call the Illinois Warm Line at 866-359-7953. Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover. Available Monday – Saturday, 8:00am – 8:00pm CT.

Click here to download a PDF guide of these resources, 
freely available to share and post at your organization or business

If you're interested in linking to these crisis resources on your organization's website, 
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Last Reviewed: 12/19/2023