If In Crisis


The Samuel R. Myers Foundation

The Samuel R. Myers Foundation does not provide clinical or medical care of any kind. At no time should a user have an expectation of care or professional services being available or rendered.  If you are in need of assistance, please contact the resources identified below.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)   or   1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-7433)


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Information Line

The Information Helpline is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., CST. 


Veterans' Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255, Press "1" or Text 838255

HFS Mental Health Crisis Services for Youth

CARES stands for Crisis and Referral Entry Services.  CARES is a service that handles mental health crisis calls for children and youth in Illinois. You should call CARES when a child is at risk to himself or others, and any time you or others think a child is having a mental health crisis.