Help for your mental health

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Who should you call?

If you need help but don't think it's worth seeing a therapist, there are helplines you can try.

Child Abuse Hotline

"If someone feels a child is at risk of endangerment, an investigator will be sent within 24 hours," she said. Contact 800-252-2873.

Alcoholics Anonymous

"For support around sobriety through referrals to Chicago area groups," she said. Contact 312-346-1475 or http://www.aa.org.

Department on Aging Hotline

"This is for someone who believes an older adult is being harmed emotionally or physically or exploited financially," she said. "Investigators will also be dispatched within 24 hours." Contact 866-800-1409.

The National Suicide Hotline

"This hotline routes crisis calls to local support," she said. Contact 800-784-2433.

Maryville Crisis Nursery

"For anybody who can't care for their kids, they offer a three-day stay for children under the age of 3, no questions asked for the parents," Riccardi said. Contact 773-205-3637 or http://www.maryvilleacademy.org/subpages.asp?id=33.

jweigel@tribune.com

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