Your YFC therapist is a wealth of information when it comes to addressing your specific concerns. Please talk to your him or her about other good sources of information for your specific areas of interest.

Additional resources can be accessed from the links on this page and by searching online for your specific area of concern. Many established medical and psychological organizations offer comprehensive resources that will lead you to an even more in-depth knowledge base. Discuss your findings with your therapist to gain a better understand of how they tie in with your needs.

If You Are Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

Call or text 988 or chat 
to reach a 24-hour crisis center

Text MHA to 741741

Call 988, or go to the nearest emergency room

Addictions, Including Eating Disorders Hotlines

Alcoholics Anonymous (Chicago Area)
24-hr Hotline (800) 371-1475

ANAD (Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders)
Helpline (630) 577-1330

Cocaine Anonymous
24-hr Illinois Hotline (773) 202-8898

Narcotics Anonymous
24-hr Chicago Region Hotline  (708) 848-4884

National Council on Problem Gambling
24-hr Hotline (800) 522-4700

Depression & Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center
Depression Hotline  (630) 482-9393
Lifeline  1-800-273-TALK  (8255)

Erika’s Lighthouse (teen depression)
(847) 386-6481

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour Lifeline (800) 273-TALK

The Trevor Project  (gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/questioning youth crisis help)
24-hr Lifeline (866)-488-7386

Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Sexual Abuse Hotlines

Adult Protective Services
24-hr Hotline  (866) 800-1409

Child Protective Services (child abuse or neglect)
Child Abuse Hotline (800) 252-2873

National Council on Aging Care
(877) 664-6140

A Safe Place – domestic violence
24-hr Helpline  (847) 249-4450

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
24-hr Support Line (847) 872-7799

Runaway Youth Hotlines

National Runaway Safeline
Crisis Line (800) RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)