Crisis Assistance & Suicide Prevention

  • Sometimes, things can feel overwhelming, and it's important to ask for help. The following are some resources for anyone who needs assistance.

    Suicide & Crisis Lifeline  •  Call or Text  988  

    Graphic of a phone and number 988     Línea de prevención de crisis y suicidio 888-628-9454

    The Lifeline is available for everyone. It is free and confidential. For anyone who is thinking about suicide, who is worried about a friend or loved one, or who would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

    Information is also available at      

    McHenry County Crisis Line •  800-892-8900

    The McHenry County Mental Health Board provides quality behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) and intellectual/developmental disability prevention and treatment services for all people of McHenry County, Illinois.

    For help, call the crisis line above, or visit their website at   

    In addition, "McHelp" is a free anonymous app that allows users to confidentially text or talk to a licensed mental health counselor. Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For information about the app, visit:

    Illinois Dept of Human Services •  211  Graphic advertising Illinois 211 for social services

    211 is available on a 24-hour basis to connect residents to a wide variety of human services or social services across the state.

    Callers to 211 can get LIVE assistance with needs such as: food, shelter, counseling, income supports, employment, healthcare, and services for specialized populations such as the elderly and persons with disabilities and much more. All calls are free, anonymous and confidential.