We are not always available at all times to respond to inquiries. If you are in psychiatric crisis or feel that you are a danger to yourself or others, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. If you or someone you know is not in immediate danger but needs support now, we offer this collection of national and local-Chicago crisis resources.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or Text 988, or chat
Spanish Language: 1-866-628-9454, o llama o envía un texto al 988, o chat
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889, TTY users use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
Disaster Distress: 1-800-985-5990

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth)
T​​ext START to 678678, or visit TrevorChat

GLBT National Youth Talk Line
Hotline for youth (to age 25), peer-counseling and resources

GLBT National Help Center
Hotline, peer-counseling and resources

Trans Lifeline
Hotline for trans people staffed by trans people

National Runaway Safeline
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

SafeLink (Domestic / Dating Violence)
For anyone affected by domestic violence or dating violence, volunteers speak English & Spanish, and can provide translation in more than 130 languages
​TTY: 1-877-521-2601

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
National anti-sexual violence organization and hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Veterans Crisis Line
For veterans and those concerned about them
Text 838255


Brave Space Alliance
Black-led & Trans-led, providing affirming culturally competent, “for us, by us” resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Between Friends
Chicago domestic violence crisis line run by a private non-profit
1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)

City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline
Domestic violence help and referral line run by the city of Chicago

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
Chicago non-profit for survivors of sexual violence and their significant others