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Emotional Support & Mental Health Hotlines


  • National Suicide Hotline

    • Phone (English): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Phone (Spanish): 1-800-628-9454

    • TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

    • Online Chat:

  • National Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 

    • Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE

    • Online Chat:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    • Phone (200+ languages): 1-800-799-7233

    • TTY: 1-800-787-3224 

    • Video Phone (for Deaf users): 1-855-812-1001

    • Online Chat:

  • Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ youth)

    • Phone: 1-866-488-7386 

    • Online Chat:

    • Text Support: text START to 678678

  • Trans Lifeline (Phone, 9a-3p CT): 1-877-565-8860

  • Veterans Crisis Line

    • Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) & press “1”

    • Online Chat:


  • Trilogy Behavioral Health offers a first-response Alternative Crisis Team (FACT) provides urgent mobile response and interventions, as well as follow-up support, for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Fact operates in Rogers Park, Edgewater, West Ridge, Uptown, Skokie, and Evanston. Call 800-FACT-400 if you or someone is experiencing a mental health crisis to have someone respond in real-time. 

  • Between Friends Helpline (Domestic Violence): 1-800-603-HELP (4357)

  • Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-888-293-2080

  • Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago Referral Line: 1-800-209-8114

  • NAMI Chicago has a helpline to help connect Chicagoans to mental health resources, food, and emergency assistance. NAMI Chicago is also offering virtual support groups during this time, for people to connect with others experiencing mental health symptoms. There are support groups for health care professionals working on the front lines. For information about how to join, click here.

    • The helpline can be reached at 833-NAMI CHI (833-626-4244) and is open to take calls from 9a-8p Monday-Friday, and 9a-5p on weekends.

  • Governor Pritzker announced the launch of Call4Calm, a new hotline from the State of Illinois that connects residents to mental health and other resources. During these extraordinary times, it’s more important than ever to seek the emotional support you need to deal with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic.

    • Those seeking emotional support can text “TALK” or “HABLAR” to 552020, and a mental health professional will call you back to speak with you in either English or Spanish. 

    • In addition to providing Illinoisans with emotional support, residents can text other keywords, including ” UNEMPLOYMENT,” “FOOD,” or “SHELTER” to get access to additional resources.

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