An overwhelming 38.5% of Illinois adults reported having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety last year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Needless to say, that’s more than 3 out of every 8 state resident adults. Reports of depression among Illinois’s youth also rate higher than the national average. Worse yet, nearly 60% of depressive episodes in Illinois go untreated.
It’s clear that Illinois residents are in need of help for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are free and anonymous helplines available to all residents. These phone numbers are more than just digits on your smartphone. Call today and receive immediate assistance for any and all mental health issues, including depression and/or anxiety.
The National Depression Hotline
Anybody anywhere can call 866-629-4564 to reach a specialist with The National Depression Helpline. It’s a free, confidential, around-the-clock helpline for depression and/or anxiety. Call now for immediate assistance, or click here to visit the website which offers a wealth of additional information and resources. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen.
Mental Health America of Illinois
MHA of Illinois exists to serve state residents seeking assistance with any mental health issue. For immediate assistance, call or text 988. For non-emergency help, call MHA of Illinois direct at 312-814-5050 or visit the website by clicking here.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a helpline for all US residents to receive assistance for depression and/or any form of mental issue. Call 800-950-6264 from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 10PM, or text “HelpLine” to 62640. You may also visit the Illinois-specific NAMI website, which offers a wealth of info, by clicking here.