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If you are in crisis now
Mentalhealthillinois.org is not a counseling or crisis service. If you or someone you are concerned about are in a crisis state and at risk of harm to yourself, themselves, others, property, or at risk of psychiatric hospitalization, you may exercise either of the following three options:

  • Call 911 (Police and fire department personnel are trained responders to situations involving mental health issues.).
  • Go to the Emergency room at a local area hospital.
  • Contact the nearest provider of crisis psychiatric services.


Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access and Choice toll free number
Use the Collaborative toll free help line (866) 359-7953, TTY (866) 880-4459 for questions about case status, benefits, services or eligibility. Staff are available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday except state holidays. An automated response is available after hours.

New Warm Line!
The DHS/Division of Mental Health and the Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access and Choice are pleased to announce the opening of the Warm Line! 

The Warm Line is a new opportunity in Illinois for persons with mental health challenges and their families to receive peer support by phone.  Peer and Family Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health recovery in their own lives as an individual or family member. They have been trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and help you. The warm line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover. We are here to serve you.

  • Call: 1 (866) 359-7953 [TTY: 1 (866) 880-4459]
  • From the main menu, select option #2 for Consumers and Families
  • Next, select option #5 for the Warm Line: Peer and Family Support by Phone
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm 


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This site is sponsored by:
The State of Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health
and The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership

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