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National Runaway Safeline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message...


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ANAD Eating Disorders Helpline offers free and confidential support over phone. We support everyone in Illinois, United States...


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This line offers support to anyone in crisis resulting from sexual abuse or sexual assault. We provide quality, comprehensive,...


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Centerstone in Illinois provides 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support everyone in Illinois, United States...


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Contact of Northern Illinois provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We support everyone in...


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LifeLinks Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for...


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Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone in...


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The Illinois Warm Line is staffed by people who identify as individuals in recovery. Each of the team members also has lived...


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Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We are...


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Concerned about a loved one's mental health? Contact a hotline in Illinois, United States for guidance.

It's normal to be concerned when it seems like someone you care about is not acting like their usual self. You may wonder whether they are struggling with their mental health. 17 helplines are available in Illinois, United States to offer you support and advice. Feel free to reach out if these signs seem familiar:

  • They are easily startled.
  • They have started using substances like alcohol or drugs more often.
  • They have become more withdrawn.
  • They have mentioned that they have the intention to hurt someone else.
  • You don’t hear from for days or weeks, when you used to hear from them often.
  • They have stopped caring about their physical appearance.
  • They have suddenly lost or gained a lot of weight.
  • They are seeing or hearing things that are not really there.

When someone you love opens up to you about difficult thoughts and feelings, not knowing how to respond is very normal. Yet it can make you feel helpless and cause you distress. Fortunately, there are lots of simple ways you can show your support.

You can get guidance on how best to support a loved one you're worried about by contacting a helpline in Illinois, United States. Helpline supporters can provide you with useful advice and resources so that you feel more empowered to help the person you care about.


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