NAMI Lake County Illinois offers phone support at 847-249-1515 in English and 224-818-6264 in Spanish. This is NOT a crisis hotline but rather a place for people to call when they are looking for resources, information on upcoming meetings, or their questions regarding dealing with neurobiological brain disorders answered. Messages left on the phone line are picked up several times a week by NAMI Lake County Illinois volunteers.
Meetings and Support Groups
NAMI Lake County Illinois offers monthly educational meetings as well as many support groups each month. To view more detailed information on our meetings and support groups, see This Month’s Flyer.
Crisis Intervention Training
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) programs are designed to educate and prepare police officers who come into contact with people with severe neurobiological brain disorders to recognize the signs and symptoms of these illnesses, and to respond effectively and appropriately to people who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Because police officers are often the first responders in these incidents, it is essential that they know how critical periods of neurobiological brain disorders alter behaviors and perceptions, can assess what is needed in the moment, and can bring understanding and compassion when they are handling these difficult situations.
CIT provides them with the skills to make a safer intervention for themselves, for the person in a crisis, for the person’s family and for the community. A key feature of the training teaches police officers effective methods of de-escalating the crisis situation and “reaching” the person in crisis. This approach allows consumers in distress to participate in the decisions about their treatment and facilitates consensus about the immediate safe course to follow. If you are in crisis with a loved one who has a mental illness and need to call 911, you can request a CIT trained officer.
To view more information on CIT programs and program contacts, view the CIT page on the NAMI Illinois web site.
Navigating a Mental Health Crisis – NAMI National
If someone you know is in the middle of a mental health crisis, click the kink below to learn more about how to Navigate a Mental Health Crisis.
Lake County Community Resources
|Hospitals Offering In-Patient Behavioral Health Services|
|Lake Behavioral Hospital – Waukegan||855-990-1900|
|Highland Park Hospital (adolescents only)||847-432-8000|
|Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health||847-882-1600|
|Advocate Lutheran General||847-723-2210|
|Captain James Lovell – VA Hospital||847-688-1900|
|Lake County Crisis Line (24 hours)||847-377-8088|
|National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hours)||800-273-8255|
|Zacharias Sexual Abuse (24 hours)||847-872-7799|
|A Safe Place (domestic violence – 24 hours)||847-249-4450|
|Mental Health Counseling Services /Evaluations – Outpatient|
|Lake County Behavioral Health – Adults||847-377-8088|
|Lake County Child and Adolescent Services||847-377-8110|
|Family Service of Lake County||847-432-4981|
|Gurnee Counseling Center||847-336-5621|
|Youth and Family Counseling||847-367-5991|
|Bradley Counseling Center||847-356-3322|
|Rosalind Franklin Psychiatric Services||847-473-4357|
|Catholic Charities – Lake County Behavioral Health||847-782-4049|
|Lake County Veteran Services|
|Lake County Veteran and Family Services||847-986-4622|
|FHCC Captain James A. Lovell Behavioral Health||224-610-3744|
|Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs||847-689-4798|
|Supportive Services for Veterans – Catholic Charities||847-782-4000|
|Thresholds in Gurnee (for intake)||773-572-5400|
|Lake County Independence Center||847-360-1020|
|Assertive Community Treatment (ACT Program)||847-377-4650|
|LCHD Williams Consent Decree||847-377-8240|
|Center for Independent Living||847-949-4440|
|North Pointe Resources||847-872-1700|
|Drug and Alcohol Evaluation and Counseling|
|NICASA Behavioral Health Services||847-546-6450|
|LCHD Outpatient Substance Abuse Program||847-377-8120|
|SAMHSA (Opioid & Drug Use Help Line (24 hours)||833-234-6343|
|Most organizations listed have Spanish speaking staff available.
A complete guide to resources (English and Spanish) in Lake County is available at Find Help Lake County at www.findhelplakecounty.org
|Illinois Mental Health Collaborative “Warm Line”||866-359-7953|
|Information Only for Illinois Mental Health Resources (Not a Crisis Line)|