If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, calling 911 may be necessary. If this is a psychiatric or mental health emergency, please ask the police for officers trained in crisis management or those trained to assist people experiencing mental health emergencies in order to get the right care for your situation.
If you need assistance, these hotlines can provide resources, support, and crisis management.
ADHD and Executive Functioning
Russell Barkley, Ph.D is an internationally recognized doctor who has published numerous articles and information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and Adults. His factsheets are great resources for individuals and families who want to learn more about executive functioning difficulties, the research behind it, and various tools.
This is a link to a national support and advocacy group for children and adults with ADHD. On this website, you will find information and helpful tools on how to address ADHD symptoms with the school systems, facts and information on ADHD, articles, literature and research.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. It provides helpful links and information about addiction, latest research, and tools.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; The primary purpose of the group is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Al-Anon is an alcoholic anonymous group specifically for family members and loved ones so that they have an opportunity to better understand the disease and experience their loved ones are going through. In addition, the group provides support and assist to members who feel helpless and can use some support during difficult times.
The national center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a great resource for individuals experiencing any PTSD symptoms and for families looking for additional tools and support.
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
All About Depression is a great resource to use to learn about clinical depression, signs, symptoms, and treatment options.
Dealing with Grief and Loss – for children
Effective Tips To Help Kids Deal With Bereavement After A Loss (choicemutual.com)
HELPLINE and CRISIS Information
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.
National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Treatment referral and information, 24/7.
National Domestic Violence hotline
Trained experts and advocates are available 24/7 to provide safe and confidential support to individuals experiencing domestic violence and to provide resources or information. Help is available in Spanish, English, and other languages.
Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline
Trained experts are available 24/7 to provide safe and confidential support to individuals experiencing domestic violence within Illinois.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
The National Sexual Assault Hotline connects you with trained staffed from a sexual assault service provider in your area and helps you access a range of free resources and information. Crisis support is available 24/7 via chat or phone.
Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255, PRESS 1, text 838255
Connect with a caring, qualified responder with the Department of Veterans Affairs-many are veterans themselves. Online Chat is also available.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
The Chilldhelp National Child Abuse Hotline provides resources to aid in every child abuse situation. You can call or text the number to be connected with a trained profession. All calls are confidential.
The Trevor Project – LGBTQ+ Youth Crisis Hotline (Text or Call) 866-488-7386 (Text 678-678)
Youth members of the LGBT+ community can text or call this number to connect with caring counselors to get information, resources, and support.
The Trans Lifeline is a phone service run by trans people that assist trans or questioning peers. This number can be called if you want to connect and talk to another trans person even if you aren’t in crisis or are not trans. Every call is confidential.