Traumatic Events Resources

We stand in support of the community of Highland Park and all those impacted by the act of violence that caused injury, loss of life and trauma on Monday, July 4. If you need assistance, local and national resources can be found at this link.

help lines

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) – Disaster Distress Helpline 
The national hotline is dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. 1.800.985.5990 (24/7) 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Find Treatment

Lake County Crisis Care and Mental Health Website

State of Illinois Department of Health Crisis and Emergency Mental Health Partners/Providers

NAMI Illinois Locations


Village of Arlington Heights Health, Human & Disability Services
Arlington Heights
|Nicole Espinoza | 847.368.5760

Buffalo Grove Family & Social Services
Buffalo Grove
| Brittany Wilson | 847.459.2560

Prospect Height Social Services
Prospect Heights | Rosa Angela Maldonado | 847.398.5511 ext. 117

Village of Wheeling Social Services
  | Shari Matthews-Huizar  | 847.459.2672


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

US Department of Veterans Affairs What to Expect in the Wake of Mass Violence 

Resources for caregivers of youth/children

Helping Youth to Cope with 4th of July Celebrations After a Shooting

Coping with Community Crisis Resources for parents and educators on talking to kids about trauma and loss 

Sandy Hook Promise Website Help For Victims and Survivors of Gun Violence 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Mass Violence Resources (English and Español) 

National Institute of Mental Health Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Traumatic Events

Tough Topic Booklists for Children-American Library Association for Children


National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Active Shooter Resources  

Staying Mentally Healthy

US Department of Veterans Affairs Resources for Survivors and the Public Following Disaster and Mass Violence (English and Español)