Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division

Our goal is to improve the mental and emotional well being of county residents diagnosed with serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Service goals focus on maintaining a stable life on an outpatient basis, improve daily functioning, and enhance individual satisfaction in order to contribute socially and economically to the community.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Will/Grundy Crisis Line 1-815-942-6611

The following counseling and psychiatric services are available:
  • Mental health treatment for children from age 7. Priority given to children with serious emotional disturbances.
  • Mental health and/or substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults. Priority given to people with chronic mental illness, meeting target population guidelines, and to pregnant, injecting drug users, pregnant and postpartum women, injecting drug abusers who are at high risk for HIV infection and known HIF infected persons, referrals from DCFS, TANF, Department of Corrections, and TASC.
  • Clients aged 60 years and older or caregivers including grandparents raising grandchildren are provided with counseling at no charge.
  • Medication monitoring and administration
  • Linkage to medical, medication, and other essential needs.
  • Court-ordered mental health and substance abuse evaluations

Our staff is comprised of:
  • Qualified, clinical, licensed, certified, professional therapists in a multidisciplinary team approach
  • Licensed, board certified psychiatrist
  • Bilingual services available

Cost of services:
  • Sliding scale fees
  • Medicaid and/or Medicare

Services are:
  • Offered to unfunded, indigent individuals without regard to age, gender, social supports, cultural orientation, psychological characteristics, sexual orientation, physical situation, spiritual beliefs, criminal record, co-existing disabilities or marital status.
  • Provided through strength-based, recovery-oriented, client centered and driven therapeutic interventions: individual, group and family sessions, art, play, grief, cognitive behavioral, coping skills, anger management, crisis intervention.

Hours of service:
    Monday through Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm.
    Evening hours by appointment

For general information, call (815) 941-3138

Susan Hudson , Director
Phone: (815) 941-3140
Fax: (815) 941-2389

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Useful Web Sites:

Behavioral Health Alliance Website
Behavioral Health Alliance on FaceBook
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Will County
Mental Health America
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute of Mental Health
Suicide Awareness Voices of America
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Mental Health Matters

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