Crisis Services

Memorial Behavioral Health is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's network. We have trained professionals who are available to help you deal with major emotional crises of life 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or at risk of suicide

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If a child is at risk to himself/herself or others, or you believe a child is having a mental health crisis

Call CARES (Crisis And Referral Entry Service). CARES is a service that handles mental health crisis calls for children and adolescents in Illinois.

Call 1-800-345-9049 (Voice)

Call 1-866-794-0374 (TTY)

Illinois Youth Resources for Mental Health, Well-Being and Resilience: A comprehensive guide to refer children, adolescents and others to behavioral Health Services.

Recursos de la juventud de Illinois para la salud mental, el bienestar y la resiliencia: Una guía completa para referir a los niños, adolescentes y otros, a servicios de salud conductual.

If an adult or child is in immediate risk of harming himself or others

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Memorial Medical Center's Emergency Department
Corner of Rutledge and Dodge Streets
Springfield, IL

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department
200 Stahlhut Drive
Lincoln, IL

Passavant Area Hospital's Emergency Department
1600 West Walnut Street
Jacksonville, IL

Suicide Information

Suicide Prevention and Intervention in Adolescents and Teens
A webinar developed in June 2011 by staff at Memorial Behavioral Health (previously Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois) for the Illinois Principals Association's Ed Leaders Network. The webinar was created for school personnel, but the information can be beneficial to the general public.

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center. 2011.
Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.