• Who you are calling
    The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago’s free HelpLine provides support to persons living with mental illness, family members and professionals seeking information.
  • What to expect
    A caller can expect non-judgemental, confidential assistance and support. HelpLine staff and volunteers have experience living with a mental health condition or providing care and support to a family member with a condition.

Call HelpLine

(312) 563-0445

The HelpLine is available Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm. Closed on holidays.

Life-Threatening Emergency?

Call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.

CIT is comprised of experienced Chicago Police Officers who have completed a 40-hour training on how to handle mental health emergencies. You can access a CIT-trained officer in every city district and some suburbs.

Text for Help

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis. Crisis Text Line counselors practice active listening to help people in crisis move from a hot moment to a cool calm, all via text. Learn more.