Around 38% of Illinois adults report symptoms of mental illness, and in Chicago that rate reaches as high as 50%. The state of Illinois consistently ranks among those with the least access to mental healthcare. Well over half of Illinois residents find trouble seeking it, and this is typically due to high costs.
Here are three completely free and confidential resources that any Chicago resident (or any Illinois resident for that matter) can utilize. Professionally trained mental health specialists are standing by. Call today and explore your options.
The Mental Health Hotline
The Mental Health Hotline (MHH) offers free, confidential, around-the-clock assistance with any mental health issue whatsoever. Call 866-903-3787 anytime to reach a trained professional who can offer guidance, counseling, and more resources if need be. Give us a call now, or feel free to browse our website, which is loaded with helpful information and external links.
Residents of Chicago (or Illinois in general) can dial 988 anytime to reach a mental health counselor. This option is sponsored by the state’s Department of Human Services. Access its website by clicking here.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is one of the largest resources for free assistance with mental health issues in the US. Call 800-950-6264 anytime to reach a crisis counselor, or text “NAMI” to 741741. Chicago has its own NAMI hub – visit the website by clicking here.
Illinois Mental Health Resources
Find more resources and information on mental health services available in the state, including hotlines, support groups, and treatment centers. If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support, please visit this page for more information.