I’m Hurting

Let’s talk about mental health

Chicagoans, we hear you – and we’re here for you.

Too often, dealing with a mental health challenge is a silent, internal struggle – but it doesn’t have to be. Even though the moments in which we need help the most can be the hardest ones to ask for it, you’re not alone. We understand that sometimes you need a shoulder to lean on, which is why the City of Chicago is committed to supporting your mental health with the resources it takes to keep our communities well.

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Need support? Get to know some possible signs

Mental health challenges are different for everyone, from symptoms to severity, but no matter where you’re at you can always ask for support. It’s important to know how to recognize some common signs that signal it’s time to seek help. Here are some things to pay attention to:

Emotions

Sadness
Hopelessness
Irritability
Anxiety
Emptiness
Loss of interest in things once enjoyed

Thoughts

Trouble concentrating
Excessive worry
Racing thoughts
Sudden impulsivity
Delusions
Thoughts of suicide
Hallucinations

Body Signs

Appetite and weight changes
Aches, pains and headaches
Sleeping too much or too little
Fatigue
Sweating
Nausea

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Find Mental Health Support In My Neighborhood

When you’re ready to get support, call or text NAMI Chicago Helpline at 833-626-4244 or 311 to explore your options.