Mental Health

If you are in crisis or experiencing a mental health emergency, contact 988, visit a Living Room or emergency department at your local hospital.

As the State Mental Health Authority, the Division of Mental Health (DMH) is responsible for assuring that children, adolescents and adults, throughout Illinois, have the availability of and access to public-funded mental health services for those who are diagnosed with a mental illness or emotional disturbance and an impaired level of functioning based on a mental health assessment. Service delivery in DMH is provided within five geographically organized services Regions, though 162 community mental health centers/agencies (called 'Providers'), 27 community hospitals with psychiatric units and seven state-operated hospitals, the latter containing both civil and forensic beds. The DMH also provides statutorily required treatment services for sexually violent persons through its Treatment and Detention Facility.