If you're going through a tough time and need someone to talk to, the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health has launched a new suicide and crisis lifeline.

This is a special number anyone in Illinois can call or text whenever they're feeling overwhelmed or struggling with their mental health. The best part is, it's completely confidential, free, and available all day, every day.


The news service is there to provide support to anyone who is going through a mental health crisis or having thoughts of suicide. It's not just for individuals; if you're worried about a friend or family member, you can also reach out for guidance.

You can make a call or send a text or even chat with someone online.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

It's important to remember that we all face challenges in life, and sometimes they can be really tough to handle on our own. But here's the thing: nobody. has to face them alone.

There's no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed about seeking help for your mental health. In fact, reaching out is a brave and courageous thing to do. It shows that you care about your well-being and are taking proactive steps to feel better.

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The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is staffed with caring and trained counselors who are ready to listen and help you get through difficult times.

Whether you're a man or a woman, young or old, your mental health matters and the service provides a safe and understanding space where you can share your feelings and receive the support you need.

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If you or someone you know is struggling, don't hesitate to call or text 988. Help is just a phone call away, and it's always available, day or night.

The Illinois Department of Human Services wants you to know that they are here for you, supporting mental health and making sure you have the help you need.

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