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Crisis Intervention:  Referral and Suicide......................................847.689.1080

Crisis Intervention for Teenagers.................................................847.570.2500
Evanston Hospital Crisis Intervention (until 11 pm).........................847.570.2500
The Harbour...............................................................................847.297.8540
Haven Emergency Shelter & Support Service for Youth..................847.446.5606

Links:  Descriptors below are taken directly from the organizational websites. 



This group offers parents the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other parents dealing with this difficult disorder.

When:  Contact Becky Pollock for more information

Where:  Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, 3080 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026

Contact:  Becky Pollock, 847.724.2620, becky.pollock@ysgn.org



When:  Ongoing, the third Friday of each month.  Open to the general public from any community.

Time:  9:30-11:00 AM

Where:  Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., 60091

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban (NAMI-CCNS), invites the public to attend its “Parent Support Group” for families of children and adolescents with mental health issues such as school phobia, difficulties making friends,  falling apart at home, smoking and drugs, rages, depression, anxiety, etc. Share your problems and hear how others have dealt with these problems. Hear ideas that can help you take care of yourself and your family. Talk confidentially with no fear of stigma or shame. No registration required. Call 847-716-2252 for more information.

Compass Health Center

We are a premier, comprehensive, evidence-based psychiatric facility providing hospital intensive care in a supportive non-hospital environment.

Department of Human Services, State of Illinois Mental Health Services            
Every individual who suffers from a mental condition has different circumstances that will require a unique set of services/level of care to address their specific needs.  The Division of Mental Health (DMH) provides a wide variety of services at all levels for adults and children throughout the state. These services are offered through hundreds of DMH partners called "Providers" (i.e. mental health clinics, agencies and hospitals). Providers serve as 'front doors' to enter the publicly funded system of mental health care.       

Erika's Lighthouse

Erika's Lighthouse is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization based in Winnetka, Illinois. Founded in 2004, our mission is to "shed light on adolescent depression" through understanding, early identification, education and most of all, stigma busting.

Family Institute of Northwestern University        

The Institute offers a wide range of high quality mental health counseling services through our staff practice and sliding-fee scale clinic, where we are committed to serving at-risk, under-resourced communities. We have locations in Evanston, Chicago, Northbrook and LaGrange in addition to several satellite offices. We offer flexible daytime, evening and Saturday hours.  In addition to serving individuals, couples, children and adolescents, and families, we also offer group therapy and specialized counseling services.

Family Service Center

The Family Service Center offers individual, couples, and family therapy for a wide range of emotional, relationship, and substance abuse problems. The staff of highly experienced mental health professionals provides up to date, affordable, and quality care at three convenient locations. The Center also offers a range of community and professional educational programs throughout the year.

Family Service:  Prevention, Education, and Counseling NFP

Family Service is a community organization with a customized approach to delivering proven, high quality counseling and education services to the family, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds.

The Harbour

The Harbour is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing emergency shelter,    transitional housing, and case management to homeless, locked-out, and runaway youth in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. 

Josselyn Center for Mental Health

The Josselyn Center has been a pioneer in providing quality mental health services to families and individuals of all socioeconomic backgrounds on Chicago's north shore.  In 1967, the Center moved to its current location in Northfield, Illinois, near Willow Road and the Edens Expressway, where it continues to serve the communities of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Northfield, Riverwoods, Wilmette and Winnetka .  The Josselyn Center is a community mental health organization providing individual, family and group counseling for the full range of mental health and substance abuse problems.  We are pleased to offer these services on a sliding fee scale to the people residing, working or attending school in fifteen north suburban Chicago communities.

The Lake County Haven

The Haven fulfills its mission by providing shelter, housing, and professional services in support of its residents and graduates. 

Angles:  Formerly Links

Links empowers young people to make informed, responsible decisions about their health, well-being and sexuality.


Insight provides specialized Chicago eating disorder treatment, as well as treatment for mood and anxiety disorders and overeating/obesity at five local treatment centers. Accredited by the Joint Commission and led by a nationally recognized team of experts across multiple behavioral healthcare disciplines, Insight leverages comprehensive, evidence-based treatment approaches to support adults, adolescents and families dealing with behavioral health concerns.

Neumann Family Services

Services for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness

New Foundations

We partner with people who have a mental illness to support their recovery and their pursuit of lives with meaning and purpose. The New Foundation Center provides members recovery programs, permanent supportive housing, supported employment, and health and wellness programs, all within a community that encourages sharing, independent living, friendship, personal responsibility, and family participation.

Northshore University Health Systems Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Our programs for teens include inpatient services, a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient services, a chemical dependency program, eating disorders program and a therapeutic day school. Additionally, we offer an educational program to schools targeting the stigma of mental illness called, "There's No Such Thing as Crazy."  We also offer a wide range of services for individuals suffering from depressive or anxiety disorders. These include skilled medication management, specialized individual and group therapy techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, and services for patients with concurrent medical and emotional health needs.  Numerous other programs exist within the Department: neuropsychological testing, professional life coaching and stress management and mediation.  Finding the right treatment for emotional problems can be difficult. To simplify this, our Access program, staffed by mental health professionals, will help guide you to the right services and schedule your appointment.

Rogers Memorial Hospital

Rogers Behavioral Health in Skokie provides PHP and IOP level of care for children, adolescents, and adults with OCD, anxiety, mood disorder, or eating disorder.


Rosecrance is a private not-for-profit organization offering behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and families throughout the country. With more than 20 locations in the Chicago and Rockford areas, Rosecrance offers comprehensive addiction services for adolescents and adults, including prevention, intervention, detoxification, inpatient and outpatient treatment, experiential therapies, dual-diagnosis care and family education.

Rosecrance also offers high-quality, efficient and effective outpatient mental health services for children, adults and families through a variety of programs. Rosecrance serves more than 14,000 families each year.

Thresholds Chicago

Thresholds provides a comprehensive, individualized program of mental health services that include psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery programs, outreach programs, housing, educational advancement, social opportunities and employment services.

Turning Point

Turning Point is an outpatient mental health center that exists to provide expert care and relief, no matter who you are or what your situation might be. We guide you through the most frightening and difficult steps and decisions you face and help to ensure that you maintain your legal rights. We provide solid support, every step of the way, recognizing each client’s efforts to change, stabilize and grow.

Youth Services
Youth Services is devoted to the mental health, character development and physical well-being of children and families in our communities. Youth Services of Glenview / Northbrook is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) social service agency serving Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield Township. It was founded in 1972 as the community's response to the needs of its children. It is the only agency of its type in this area and offers services that are not provided elsewhere.