The below resources were verified September 2021 and are subject to change - please always double-check information
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988 to access the Lifeline. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. Visit 988lifeline.org to learn more about the Lifeline.
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Visit www.afsp.org for a variety of resources including, support for yourself if you are having suicidal thoughts, if you are worried about someone, the latest suicide statistics and much more!
Call 1-800-604-5841 to connect with crisis counselors to aid people within the Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Native, and Muslim community to provide immediate support to those who are distressed, upset, or need to talk. www.callblackline.com/
Text HOME to 741-741 or visit www.crisistextline.org to connect with a trained crisis counselor in the U.S. 24/7.
FIND YOUR ANCHOR
Visit www.findyouranchor.us to order a suicide prevention box for yourself or someone in need free of cost. A specific box for veterans is available too!
ILLINOIS WARM LINE
Call 866-359-7953, Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 8am-8pm CT except holidays
This is a non-crisis line for anyone age 12 and older, living in Illinois seeking self-advocacy support, recovery education, emotional support, or referrals Illinois Warm Line
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
Visit www.nami.org for mental health resources or call the NAMI helpline at 800-950-6264 Monday-Friday, 9am – 7pm CDT.
THE TREVOR PROJECT
Suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth available 24/7 – call 866-488-7386 or visit www.thetrevorproject.org
VETERANS ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
Free services for Honorably Discharged Military Veterans and their families living in Madison County, IL. Visit https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/veterans_assistance_commission/ call 618-296-4554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get help with a variety of resources, such as financial assistance, administrative case work, advocacy-related services and events.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE
Call 1-800-273-8255 press 1, text 838-255, or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net to connect with caring and qualified responders 24/7 with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The veterans crisis line confidentially serves all veterans, service members, national guard and reserve, and their friends and family.
Metro East (Southern Illinois) Community Mental Health Centers
Centerstone (Crisis Line: 618-465-4388)
Chestnut Health Systems (Crisis Line: 618-877-0316)
Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center (Crisis Line: 618-482-7330)