Mental Health and Wellness

80% of us will experience a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in our lives. The stress and upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen mental health problems skyrocket. Thankfully, more and more people are seeking help, thus reducing the stigma of what is a normal human condition – it’s okay to not be okay.

As part of the DEI Philosophy and overall Mission of the District, the Mt. Prospect Park District strives to provide informational resources that enrich quality of life for current and future generations. In support of the Mental Health and Wellness of our community at large, kindly review and utilize, when needed, the mental heath resources listed below.

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” – Lisa Olivera

Phone Numbers:

Emergency Line: Call 911 (For public safety emergencies, medical emergencies, and law enforcement). In Mount Prospect, 911 can also be texted through SMS text. First text should send the address/location where help is needed and following texts share what is going on.

Disaster/Distress Helpline: Call or Text 1-800-985-5990

Mental Health
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Crisis Lifeline: Call 988 or chat here

What is 988? A direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, including family, friends, and/or caregivers. You do not need to be actively suicidal to call the number. Calling 988 does not automatically facilitate a police response.

Older Adults
The Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116 (A public service of the Administration for Community Living connecting you to services for older adults and their families)

Veterans/Active Duty/Military
Veteran’s Crisis Line: Call 988 then select 1, Text 838255 or chat here

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 or Text 22522
National Child Abuse Hotline: Call or Text 1-800-422-4453
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 or chat here

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860 (Offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community)

Online Tools and Resources:

CDC Mental Health

U.S Department of Veterans Affairs

Illinois Department of Human Services

Helping Survivors

Local Resources:

Kenneth Young Center