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National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7 Hotline: Confidential):

  • English: 1-800-273-8255
  • Español: 1-888-628-9454

For what to do after one tries to commit suicide: this resource takes you step by step on how to start taking care of one another when someone goes through a suicide crisis.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA08-4355/SMA08-4355.pdf

For a virtual safe space you can have in your room: If you want a calming activity that you can do while you are in your computer this resource will take you to the website of the suicide prevention lifeline that will help you to relax.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/safe-space/

Rights you have in a relationship: If someone is in a stressful and toxic relationship. This resource will remind them of their rights in a relationship.
http://www.loveisrespect.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Relationship-Rights.pdf

Illinois Resources for Mental Health: This link will guide you to another compiled resource list of different things you can do to alleviate stress as well as local resources in Illinois.
http://thekennedyforumillinois.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Lurie_Post-Election-Support-for-Marginialized-and-Youth-in-Crisis_Preliminary-Resource-Listing.pdf

If a loved one or you are in a moment of crisis and wish not to talk to someone. You can also text The Crisis Text Hotline: This is a 24/7 confidential hotline and will direct you to text with a trained crisis counselor. Text: 741741