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CRISIS TEXT LINE:
Text “HOME” to 741741
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
Call: 800-273-8255
TREVOR PROJECT
Text: "START" to 678678
Call: 1-866-488-7386
TRANS LIFELINE
Call: 877-565-8860
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MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON 

SELF-CARE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

While it is always very important to recognize and appreciate happiness during the holidays, we must also take some time to be mindful of the difficulties that come for many LGBTQ folks during this time of the year.

thetrevorproject.com

HOW TO COPE WITH LESS THAN JOYOUS FEELINGS

The holidays are upon us and can be really difficult for some. Many people struggle with their minds full of memories and their heart is heavy with loneliness.

edgewoodclinicalservices.com

WATCH FOR SUICIDE WARNINGS DURING HOLIDAYS

Suicide affects everyone: teens, adults, elderly, and our veterans. There is no single cause for suicide, but the risk of suicide often rises during holidays.

dailyworld.com


MANAGING YOUR HOLIDAY IDENTITY CRISIS

For many people, going home for the holidays often means spending time with people who we’ve known all our lives, but now only see once or twice a year.

psychologytoday.com

Lifelines

DUPAGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Crisis Intervention Unit is a mental health support system that deals with mental health emergencies on a 24-hour a day basis. This unit deals with urgent mental health issues that require immediate attention.

Call: 630-627-1700

CHILD & ADOLESCENT CRISIS SERVICES

The goal of the Child and Adolescent Programs is to strengthen the functioning of families by assisting a child or adolescent with severe emotional problems. Programming is intended to be intensive, short term, and inclusive of family members and appropriate community providers.

Call: 1-800-345-9049


THE TREVOR PROJECT

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

TREVOR LIFELINE

A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7

TREVORTEXT

Standard text messaging rates apply. Available Monday - Friday
3pm - 10pm EST / Noon–7pm PT

Call: 1-866-488-7386

Text “START” to 678678


ILLINOIS HELPLINE FOR OPIOID & OTHER SUBSTANCES

The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Illinois. The Helpline refers to hundreds of treatment and recovery providers across Illinois, and we don’t operate any treatment programs. Helpline services are always free and confidential.

Call (ENG): 1-833-234-6343

Call (ESP): 833-234-6343


NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 150 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

Call (ENG): 1-800-273-8255

Call (ESP): 888-628-9454


TIPS TO HELP YOUR LOVED ONE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

THE FIRST THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS IN CRISIS

Dr. Ken Duckworth of the National Alliance on Mental Illness reveals how understanding the patterns of one's illness and creating an action plan can help individuals and families manage and even prevent a crisis.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CRISIS TYPES AND CAUSES

In mental health terms, a crisis refers not necessarily to a traumatic situation or event, but to a person’s reaction to an event.

verywellmind.com

HOW TO HELP A TROUBLED TEEN IN CRISIS

A teen experiencing a psychiatric emergency or exhibiting out-of-control behavior requires immediate interventionto ensure their safety and sometimes the safety of others.

verywellmind.com

HOW TO HELP IN AN EMOTIONAL CRISIS

Mental health disorders are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of Americans each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

apa.org