Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in both adults and children. To address the mental health needs of our members and their family during the COVID pandemic, LIUNA Midwest Region partnered with McLean County Center for Human Services to offer critical support services at no cost. More information is available here.
CrisisText: text HOME to 741741
Text from anywhere in the U.S.A. to chat with a trained crisis counselor.
Available 24 hours a day
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662 HELP (4357)
Available 24 hours every day. Treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Safety planning app: www.My3App.org
Emotional regulation skills website: www.NowMattersNow.org
Virtual Hope Box app: http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/virtual-hope-box
SuicideSafe (SAMHSA): http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/suicidesafe/
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
HelpLine staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues.
Available 24 hours every day, Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (take action, find support):
Support for people bereaved by suicide or people living with suicidal thoughts:
American Society of Addiction Medicine:
How to find treatment, patient and family support groups
How Prevalent Is Suicide In Construction?
Construction is the number one industry for number of suicides and suicide rates. Men take their lives nearly four times the rate of women, and white working-age men have the highest suicide rates in the US.
Suicide Warning Signs
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs. Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
What to Do In an Emergency
Call 911. Notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained to help people with a mental health condition.
More resources are available at: http://thepreventioncoalition.org/