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After Hours Crisis Support

In the event of an after hours mental health emergency, please consider these resources to help you.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency:


Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  I recommended these hospitals for the best care in a psychiatric emergency:

Rush University Medical Center

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

If your loved one refuses to seek help for an alcohol or drug problem:  

Love First Interventions


If you or a loved one requires medically monitored detox from alcohol or other drugs:

Harborview Recovery Center

Presence Holy Family Keys to Recovery

If you or a loved one is thinking about using alcohol or drugs and need sober support: 

Chicago Area Service Organization (CASO) - call 312-346-1475 for free 24/7 phone support from a sober person

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Locator

Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Locator 

If you need help from other people, just like you, who are worried about a loved ones alcohol or drug problem: 

Al-Anon Meeting Locator

Nar-Anon Meeting Locator

Families Anonymous Meeting Locator

If you need help after hours finding the best and most appropriate treatment facility:

Treatment Placement Specialists (TPS)

If you are experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call or Text 9-8-8 

The Trevor Project LGBT Hotline: Call 866-488-7386

If you are struggling with a general mental health problem and just need to talk day or night:

CONTACT Mental Health Hotline: Call 315-251-0600

Crisis Text Line: Text "START" to 741741

If you need the police to conduct a well-being check on a person of concern:


Call 911 to speak with the Chicago Police Department to request a well-being check. 

If you are homeless and need emergency shelter:


Walk in to the nearest hospital emergency room and tell the staff that you are homeless.  The hospital will coordinate housing services for you. 

If you need help with a legal problem:

Find a lawyer: AVVO

Warren J. Breslin Law Offices - Criminal Defense Attorney

If you need help with minor injuries or illness:

Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care

CVS Minute Clinic

If you want to learn more about mental health online:  

Visit PsychologyToday

If you would like to use a mental self-help app:

Reframe: Build healthier drinking habits

TalkSpace: Your own private therapist online

HeadSpace: Meditation made simple

Stop, Breathe, Think​: Short activities to help your emotions

Hazelden Recovery Apps: Instant motivation to strengthen your recovery 

Sacred Space: Your daily prayer online

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