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The inclusion of materials on this web site does not imply endorsement nor recommendation by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health (IDHS/DMH) or by the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICHMP).

This site is solely for educational purposes and IDHS/DMS and ICMHP assume no liability for any claims or information contained in any of the content provided. Your use of the mentalhealthillinois.org website constitutes your understanding that the information contained herein is strictly for informational purposes and is not designed to replace the advice, diagnosis, treatment and counsel of a health care professional.

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.



We respect your right to privacy when you are visiting the mentalhealthillinois.org web site. We collect no information about you other than the routine technical information that is automatically transmitted whenever you browse any web site -- and none of this information can be used to identify you personally. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

In order to receive email updates you must provide us with your name, City, State, Zip Code and email address. This information will be held in complete confidence, and we will NOT sell, rent or trade this information to a third party. You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update. We use the services of an outside vendor, Constant Contact, to send our email newsletters. This vendor adheres to our commitment to privacy and security.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.

This website collects no personal medical information that falls under the protections of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  


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