In Case of a Mental Health Emergency:

For Middle School & High School Students with a concern or crisis: - Text Anonymously 274637 with "MCHELP and brief message" Please wait 1-3 minutes for response.

McHenry County Crisis Line: 1-800-892-8900

Crisis Text Line - Text "HELLO" to 741741 to reach trained crisis counselors

CARES line - call 1-800-345-9049 to speak to a mental health professional if your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255


If your family is in need of professional help or support:

  • Call4Calm - Text 'TALK' to 552020 to receive a call from a mental health professional
  • Illinois Warm Line - call 1-866-359-7953 to talk to a Wellness Support Specialist (not a crisis hotline)
  • Visit the NAMI McHenry County website for additional resources, online support groups for families/individuals & information.