Find Mental Health Support
Get the help you need, from resources to professionals who you can talk to about your mental health (your privacy will always be respected). If you’re looking for support, we’re here to help you find it.
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Choosing the right care can feel overwhelming. If you want to talk through your options, just call or text the NAMI Chicago Helpline.
What types of help can I receive?
- Mental health assessment: an evaluation completed by a therapist, nurse or physician to get a complete picture of your needs. The clinician will ask you to describe what has brought you in, your understanding of what you’ve been experiencing, and your goals. The assessment may also include a review of your medical history, current medications, and questions about your mood, thinking, and relationships.
- Crisis intervention: short-term support aimed at stabilizing an immediate crisis, resolving any emergency medical needs and connecting you to longer-term services.
- Individual counseling: one-on-one counseling sessions with a therapist in a safe and confidential environment. It can be short-term (typically 12 or fewer sessions) or long-term (more than 12 sessions). This may also be called psychotherapy or talk therapy.
- Group therapy: a form of therapy in which a group of people meet regularly with a therapist. Group therapy is often structured around a specific experience like depression, loss, substance use or anxiety. Some people attend both individual counseling and group therapy.
- Medications: Prescription of medications to treat mental health symptoms.
More local health resources
When it comes to support, everyone’s needs are different. See the wide variety of resources in the City of Chicago that are available to you, because mental health issues are never too big or too small to matter.
Mental Health Support
Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Clinics
Free mental health services available regardless of income, insurance, or legal status
Free, confidential hotline staffed by clinicians and peers who can help you find treatment, connect you to legal and housing support, and provide free resources to those in need of mental health support
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free, confidential support for people in distress and resources for you or your loved ones in crisis
Domestic Violence Support
City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line
Free, confidential, multilingual support services, including information and options, legal, and shelter services
Substance Use Support
Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances
833-234-6343 or text HELP to 833234
Free, confidential helpline that offers connection to substance use disorder treatment regardless of insurance status
LGBTQIA+ Health Services
free hotline that provides trans peer support to trans and questioning people
The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
free, confidential crisis line for young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe place to talk
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Veterans Crisis Line
free, confidential crisis services for veterans, regardless of enrollment in VA system
Services for People with Disabilities
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Resources, training, assistance, and policy advocacy for people with disabilities