Joy is a Facebook messenger app that monitors and tracks your mental health. Operated through Facebook messenger, Joy sends daily check-ins, asking how you feel and what you did that day. Joy then uses your response to interpret your mood and respond appropriately. Danny Freed, creator of Joy, hopes that this app plays a role in shattering the stigma against mental health by normalizing open communication.
Read more about Joy here.
In the event of an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Crisis Care Program, Lake County Health Department
Suicide -Prevention Hotline
Phone: 1-800-273-Talk (8255)
Suicide Prevention Text Line
Text Line: Text “Start” to 741-741
Mental and Substance Use Disorder Hotline (SAMHSA)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
• Opportunity for social engagement
• Customized person-centered services
• Friendly, well-trained professionals
• Accessibility via public transportation
(both PACE and Metra)
• Availability of referral sources for
Our growing number of services includes:
• Individual and Group Therapy & Counseling
• Expressive Art Therapy
• Relapse Prevention
• Psychological Evaluation
• Wellness Strategies
• Healthy Coping Strategies
• Community Support Services
(services provided in your home
or local community)
Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else.” In fact, mental disorders are common. An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year. It is important to remember that there is hope and help.
After practicing their interview skills and refining job search materials, Employment Matters program participants Gary R. and Pavel S. and SOARR participant Juan G. interviewed today for part-time positions at Six Flags Great America. Their preparation and work paid off with a successful afternoon of interviewing!
Read more Employment Matters Success Stories.