Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention

HELPFUL SERVICES AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (online chat available)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS), is a crisis mental health service program for children and adolescents, who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency. SASS agencies provide intensive mental health services for eligible children and youth who may need hospitalization, or community based mental health care. SASS services are available by calling the CARES line. A parent/guardian may check to see if their child can receive SASS services, by calling the CARES Crisis Line: 1-800-345-9049 (Voice), 1-773-523-4504 (TTY).

U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY) They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: National Dating Abuse Helpline is the direct service provider behind loveisrespect.org, operating the 24/7 text, phone 866-331-9474, and live chat services. The texting function of the Helpline allows for users to text the Helpline advocates 24 hours a day, seven days a week about anything ranging from questions about healthy dating to raising red flags about relationships. 

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)

The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

MCR Agencies based on neighborhood:

Auburn Gresham, Chatham, Englewood, Morgan Park, Greater Grand Crossing,
Roseland, Woodlawn, South Shore, Riverdale
Ada S. McKinley
1359 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-554-0600

Dolton, Saul Village, South Holland, Calumet City, Harvey, Markham
Grand Prairie Services 
17746 South Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
708-444-1012

 

Chicago Heights
Will County Health Department
501 Ella Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8480

BULLYING PREVENTION TIPS AND GUIDANCE 

Stop Bullying – The official anti-bullying site of the U.S. Government, StopBullying.gov offers resources for teachers and parents to help prevent and stop bullying.
 

PACER’S National Bullying Prevention Center – The National Bullying Prevention Center has a list of resources on prevention, facts, alternatives and different types of bullying to create a world without bullying.