SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Lake County provides a variety of treatment, training and support services that are available to those experiencing problems related to emotional and mental illness, or drug and alcohol addiction.
Individuals can speak anonymously to counselors 24 hours a day and get help by contacting the Crisis Care Program at 847-377-8088. You do not have to give your name when you call. Information and referrals to Lake County Health Department programs are available.
Crisis counselors are also available to speak with you in person 24 hours a day. You can call first to let us know you’re coming by, or just show up. Counselors can help guide you through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety and depression, and cope with longer-term difficulties.
Text-A-Tip is a 24/7 anonymous text-communication system for youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Download the Lake County Help app, available on Google Play and the Apple store. Within the app, select the 24/7 Text-A-Tip hotline where you will send a message to a dedicated number and receive an immediate response from a licensed clinician while remaining anonymous