Empowering Minds, Transforming Lives

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Mental Health Emergency?
Call McHenry County Crisis Line 1-800-892-8900

Have a Question?
Request information about services and get a call from MHB Staff.

Upcoming Events

MHB Regular Board Meeting

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stalking Awareness Month

January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022

Quality Management Team (QMT) Meeting

January 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Network Council

January 24, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Help is a Tap Away

MCHelp is a free anonymous app that allows you to confidentially text or talk to a licensed mental health counselor.  Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Available for Apple and Android devices May 15, 2021


The McHenry County Mental Health Board is here for you.

Our goal is to provide leadership to ensure the prevention and treatment of mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse by identifying, planning, coordinating, fostering development, and contracting for quality services for all citizens of McHenry County, Illinois.

Learn More About Us

Watch this video to learn more about The McHenry County Mental Health Board.

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The latest news and articles to keep you informed.

FCC votes to include texting in upcoming suicide prevention lifeline, 988

November 18th, 2021|

ABC News, November 18, 2021 With the pandemic exacerbating the nation's mental health crisis, the Federal Communications Commission voted to expand a forthcoming 988 suicide lifeline to include an option to text the hotline, in addition to making a phone call. Experts argue that for people experiencing mental health distress, the [...]

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