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Evanston, Illinois
(847) 328-6198

Referrals and Links

IF YOU NEED HELP: Talk to someone: family member, trusted friend, clergy or school social worker, or call a crisis hotline number. Know there is care and that you are not alone. Avoid drugs and alcohol--there is a healthy solution to the problem.


1. A Friend's Place (24 hours, specializing in domestic violence counseling/intervention) 773-274-5232
2. Haven (24 hours, specializing in youth counseling) 847-446-5606
3. National Runaway Switchboard 800-786-2929
4. Nationwide Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
5. Suicide Prevention Services (Northern Illinois, 24 hours 630-482-9696
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare trilogyinc.org (North side of Chicago and Evanston) 773-508-6100


1. Evanston Hospital Mental Health Resource Center 847-570-2500
2. Family Services of Glencoe, 325 Hazel, Glencoe 60022 847-835-5111
3. Family Services of Winnetka, Northfield, 992-1/2 Green Bay Road, Winnetka 60093 847-446-8060
4. Family Svc. Center of Northbrook, 1830 Techny Ct., Northbrook 60062
5. Family Svc. Center., Wilmette (serving Glenview, Kenilworth, Wilmette)
6. Heartwood Center, 1818 Dempster Evanston, IL 60202 847-491-1122
7. Glenview Youth Services 847-998-0427
8. Josselyn Clinic 847-441-5600
9. Metropolitan Family Svcs., Evanston (serving Evanston/Skokie Valley)
10. The Family Institute at Northwestern University 847-733-4300 ext. 0
11. Center for Contextual Change, Skokie 847-676-4447 (also for Spanish speaking)
12. Turning Point, Skokie 847-933-0051
13. Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health Center (for Spanish-speaking and deaf/hearing impaired) 773- 296-3220


www.aacap.org The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

www.apa.org The American Psychological Association

www.answersforspecialkids.org A.S.K., Answers for Special Kids -- Independent alliance serving special needs children.

www.adaa.org Anxiety Disorders Association of America

www.bpdcentral.com Borderline Personality Disorder Central. Offers support and resources, including message boards, links and real-life stories about coping with Borderline Personality Disorder.

www.bpkids.org Child and Adolescent BiPolar Foundation

www.casel.org Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Dept. of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago. Everything you need to know about SEL, including free downloads of SEL curricula.

www.dbsalliance.org The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

www.dhs.state.il.us Illinois Dept. of Human Services

www.erikaslighthouse.org Founded in memory of Erika Neukrantz--A beacon of hope for adolescent depression. Also offers Red Flags curriculum for teachers and parents on depression and suicide prevention for children.

www.familyaware.org Families for Depression Awareness

Legislation: www.ilga.gov or www.legis.state.il.us State legislation news (in Illinois) and links to local representatives. Please see www.house.gov and www.senate.gov for national legislative activities and links to national representatives.

www.housingopt.org Housing Options for the Mentally Ill in Evanston is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable supportive housing and mental health support to adults recovering from chronic mental illnesses

www.jfcschicago.org Jewish Family & Community Service, providing individual and group counseling, advocacy for the hard of hearing, social services to those affected by HIV/AIDS, consultation to early childhood programs, community programs for Holocaust survivors, and support groups.

www.MentalHealthChicago.org The Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago offers the Mental Health Awareness in Education (MHAE) program for teachers, counselors, parents, students, and agencies. The training program includes the 54-page research based Adolescent Mental Health Handbook

www.mhai.org Mental Health Association in Illinois.

www.nami.org National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, A not-for-profit organization of families, friends, patients and professionals dedicated to the treatment of persons with neurobiological disorders.

www.namiccns.org NAMI Cook County North Suburban Chapter offers local support, education, resources and referrals.

www.naomicohenfoundation.org -- Organization dedicated to the memory of Naomi Ruth Cohen, who died as a result of bipolar disorder. Co-sponsor of MHANS annual teen writing competition and resource for information on bipolar disorder and depression.

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org The National Eating Disorders Association

www.nimh.nih.gov National Institute. of Mental Health Informational pages on anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia and other disorders.

www.nmha.org National Mental Health Association--FAQs about mental illnesses, suicide prevention hotline, find a mental health care professional by zip code, other resources and links.

www.NoSuchThingAsCrazy.com Created for teens and young adults by Fred Miller, MD, Ph.D as a companion to his film series "There's No Such Thing As Crazy." Loads of great links to surf and learn for hours.

www.ocfchicago.org Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Metropolitan

www.samhsa.gov Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept.of Health and Human Services. Free downloads of educational handouts, info on mental illnesses and substance abuse to suicide prevention, HIV education, safe schools and healthy kids.

www.wilpower.org WilPower, Inc. provides psychiatric rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and supportive housing for people disabled by chronic mental illnesses.


The Mental Health America North Shore has speakers available on various subjects, including mental health and social-emotional wellness, gang violence, depression, suicide prevention, social-emotional learning (SEL), substance abuse prevention and counseling, teen issues, neurobiological disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and other disorders, and the stigma often attached to mental health treatment. Other topics include: Abuse, Anxiety/Stress, Body Image, Bullying and Gang Violence, Cutting/Self-Harm, Depression, Grief and Loss, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Disorders, Secrets, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and other concerns of teens and young adults.