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If this is a medical emergency, please go to your nearest

emergency room or call 911.

Hotlines & Chatlines

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 1-800-273-8255 or 988
  2. Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio - Llama al 1-888-628-9454 o 988
  3. The Crisis Textline - A free crisis service for people of all ages. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Also available on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
  4. The Trevor Project - A national crisis line for LGBTQ+ Youth. To access their free services, Call 1-866-488-7386, Text ‘START’ to 678-678 or click here to chat via their website.
  5. National Domestic Violence Hotline - Call 800.799.SAFE (7233), Text "START" to 88788, or chat online by clicking here.
  6. National Sexual Assault Hotline - Call 1-800-656-4673
  7. Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255
  8. Fireside Project - The Psychedelic Peer Support Line provides emotional support during and after psychedelic experiences. Call or text 62-FIRESIDE. Open everyday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm PT.
  9. CARES Hotline - A hotline for families in Illinois to receive crisis support for a child. To access, call 1-800-345-9049

Local Crisis Centers

The Living Room Program (LRP) is for Illinois adults in need of a crisis respite program with services and supports designed to proactively divert crises and break the cycle of psychiatric hospitalization. The LRP provides a safe, inviting, home-like atmosphere where individuals can calmly process the crisis event, as well as learn and apply wellness strategies which may prevent future crisis events. The LRP is staffed by Recovery Support Specialists. Individuals seeking services at LRP's are screened for safety by Qualified Mental Health Professionals upon entry and exit. Call ahead to verify hours and address. Some locations offer transportation assistance.

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Jordan A. Dobrowski, LCSW is the owner and primary therapist of Willow & Leaf, LLC. She holds a master's of social worker from the University of Chicago and has clinical interests in trauma, culture, and treatment-resistant disorders.

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Tools for when times are rough

Everything is temporary: the good, the bad, and even the downright rotten. If you're physically safe but still struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, here are some additional resources to help you get through this rough time.

Tell Someone

Secrets keep us sick. That's why every safety plan at Willow & Leaf includes a short list of people the person in crisis can call, text, or reach out to when in need. It's especially important to discuss with your loved ones if you're struggling with any urges so they can help you ride them out.

A click-thru guide for finding your way out of a dark spot. Simply click the link above and follow the script provided.

A workbook for navigating crisis, extreme states, or just foul moods. A great tool for communicating mental health needs to loved ones and care team.

At Your Fingertips

There are several apps out there that offer mindfulness and calming skills. Here are some of my favorites: Insight Timer (Free); Calm Harm (Free, Great for Navigating Urges); Open Path Wellness (passcode: VZGCuFEIbyqPvGhM)