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Post-Crisis Mental Health Resources

This has been an incredibly difficult and distressing week for many of us, filled with intense emotions and many thoughts to process. Compass Health Center’s Learning & Development department put together this list of helpful resources to support the community as we all continue to grieve the tragedy in Highland Park, IL. 

Please note Compass Health Center and Compass Virtual are available to help. Compass offers Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs. These group-based therapeutic programs are treatment options for individuals struggling with debilitating symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, PTSD, and/or Bipolar Disorder that interfere with daily functioning. Compass’s PHP and IOP programs offer people comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health treatment while maintaining life at home. Call for more information 1-844-576-4634.


Community Resources

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling & support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Call or Text 1-800-985-5990

Incidents of Mass Violence
Disaster Distress Helpline

National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network (NCSTN)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.

Coping After Mass Violence
Creating Supportive Environments When Scary Things Happen
After A Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
Talking to Children When Scary Things Happen
Assisting Parents/Caregivers in Coping with Collective Traumas
For Teens: Coping after Mass Violence
Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
Talking to Teens | When Violence Happens
Talking to Children about the Shooting

Center for Childhood Resilience

This is a local group of experts housed at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Talking to Children about High-Profile Violent Acts

National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center

The National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) was established in October of 2017 in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.


Everytown Survivor Network

Gun violence has emotional, medical, financial, and legal consequences for individuals and communities. This page offers basic resources and information to help victims and survivors of gun violence. This list is not comprehensive and there may be other resources available to you in your community.

Resources for Victims and Survivors of Gun Violence


Giffords is an organization in the movement to end gun violence in America. Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the team brings decades of political, legal, and policy expertise to the fight for gun safety. Their efforts shift culture, mobilize voters, and challenge injustice.

From Healing to Action: A Toolkit for Gun Violence Survivors and Allies

Psychology Today

Database of Health Care Providers (PCP, Pediatrician, etc.) and Educational Teams (Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, etc.). Contact your health insurance for a list of covered providers and/or consult Psychology Today by Zip Code.


Illinois Department of Human Services

If you or a loved one are struggling with stress and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.

Illinois Call4Calm Text Line

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24 hours a day.
Text HELLO to 741741. Trained crisis counselors will respond and help you.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, you may call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255). The caring staff will connect you with the closest possible crisis center in your area.

Chat online here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Call NAMI Help Line 1-800-950-NAMI

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