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Resources for Mental Health, Recovery, and Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741-741

Available 24 hours everyday. You’re not alone. Confidential help is available for free.

Toll-free Crisis Hotline 1-888-324-5052

This Emergency Help program operates 24 hours a day / 365 days each year to provide a timely response to people in psychiatric crisis throughout Montgomery County.

NAMI Helpline 1-800-950-NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Call or email

National Domestic Violence 1-800-799-7233

Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Toll-free Illinois Warm Line 1-866-880-4459 or 1-866-359-7953

Why a Warm Line and not a Hotline? The warm Line is not a crisis line, but rather staff work with callers to proactively address aspects of their wellness by identifying triggers, developing action plans (daily and situational), and learning what is necessary to maintain wellness. In the event a caller is in a mental health crisis, our clinical team provides support necessary to ensure the caller’s safety.

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.

YouthLine 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 8399863

The YouthLine, a free service of Lines for Life, is a great source for middle and high school youth to sort out their challenges in a safe and acceptiing environment. Possible topics include mental health, self-image, the effects of being bullied, self-harm and even thoughts of suicide.

Kid Talk Line 1-833-KID-HOPE

Are you feeling stressed? Need to talk to someone? Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center has created a talk line just for youth, someone to listen Monday-Friday 9a-5p: Kid Talk Line: 1-833-KID-HOPE (1-833-543-4673).
*if you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Montgomery County Health Department Division of Mental Health

217-532-2001 in Hillsboro, 217-324-3430 in Litchfield, crisis line 888-324-5052

This division of the Health Department offers outpatient services, case management services, crisis intervention, parent programs, domestic violence abuse counseling, DUI services, group/family counseling, substance abuse awareness programs and Psychosocial Rehab (PSR).

Read more in the Montgomery County Health Department’s Public Health Plan report

SAAD (Stand Against Addiction and Drugs) 1-217-630-2105

A Montgomery-county based community united, informed, supportive and ready to stand against addiction and drugs. Call or email

AA Meetings

Sunday 9:00 am Continuing Recovery Center | Irving
Monday 7:30 pm Zion Lutheran Church (closed**) | Litchfield
Tuesday 9:00 am CRC | Irving
Tuesday 7:00 pm Bloom’s Water (closed**) | Harvel
Tuesday 8:00 pm St. Agnes Church (closed**) | Hillsboro
Thursday 9:00 am CRC | Irving
Thursday 7:00 pm Graham Prison (clearance required) | Hillsboro
Thursday 8:00 pm Baptist Church 608 Van Buren (closed**) | Litchfield
Friday 7:00 pm CRC | Irving

** Closed meetings are only for those who qualify for AA membership, those who have the desire to quit drinking

NA Meetings

Sunday 6:00 pm CRC | Irving
Monday 9:00 am CRC | Irving
Tuesday 7:30 pm 325 North Madison | Litchfield
Wednesday 9:00 am CRC | Irving
Friday 9:00 am CRC | Irving
Saturday 4:00 pm W.I.T.T. We Are In This Together, Witt United Methodist Church 213 N. 2nd | Witt

Substance Abuse Centers

Continuing Recovery Center
Irving, IL 62051

Gateway Centers
Caseyville, IL 62232
Services: Adult residential, day treatment and aftercare programs

New Vision — Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Services: Emergency medical stabilization for adults with drug and alcohol issues

Family Guidance Center
Springfield, IL 62703
Services: Inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs for adults

Vantage Point
Mount Vernon, IL
Intake 618.242.1546, Hotline 618.242.1512
Services: Residential, short term treatment (30 days or less) and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab


Provider Co-Pay Program

Cross Over Ministries’ Provider Co-Pay Program will assist you in getting mental health treatment when you need it most by covering Medicare co-pays and assisting with private insurance co-pays. We are in the process of enrolling healthcare providers in the program. Check with your provider.

Pharmaceutical Co-Pay Program

Cross Over Ministries Pharmaceutical Co-Pay Program will assist you in getting certain pharmaceuticals for mental health wellness. Ask your health care provider about our program. The program will be available starting February 1, 2019, at John’s Pharmacy in Hillsboro and Sullivan’s Drugs in Litchfield, Hillsboro, and Raymond.

Transportation Assistance Program

Cross Over Ministries Transportation Assistance Program will assist you in getting to mental health appointments in Montgomery County. We have transportation tickets available at Montgomery County Health Department, Springfield Clinic in Hillsboro and Litchfield Family Practice Center. Check with one of the above listed mental health providers to obtain transportation tickets.

Share Your Story

Inspire others with your message of hope. Show others they are not alone.

Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

How to Submit Memorials

Email a picture or video (streaming link preferred) and tell us about the individual you would like to honor. Cross Over Ministries reserves the right to approve and edit all Memorials. A small donation is recommended to help support the page.

In Memory of Those Who are HOME with Jesus Christ

Tim Meyers 1971 — 2009

Vickie (Harris) Cranmer

Born January 17, 1953 — Died April 22, 2015

This memorial was submitted by Vickie’s family on 12/23/2018.
In Photo: Gerry Harris and Vickie (Harris) Cranmer

Gerry Harris and Vickie (Harris) Cranmer

Vickie was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter... she is loved and missed by her family. This is one of the hardest things I’ve done... telling Vick’s story. She was the mother of 3 boys, grandmother of 4 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. She left behind 7 brothers and sisters and parents. These words written come from the family. We love and miss you forever. We pray God will take her into His kingdom and not hold this against her for she is a God-loving person, child of God.

Vickie was a good caregiver, she had the most beautiful smile anyone ever saw. She loved flowers and plants, and loved to read. She was generous to others. She was a very loving sister, she was always a good time when you were around her. She is missed very much!

Vickie was a very hard worker, holding down 2 jobs a lot of the time to make ends meet for the family. Her husband was in the navy and often gone.

Vickie was not only a sister, she was a best friend, and confidant. Everyone went to her to tell her their problems. She was a secret keeper... she would not tell anyone what you told her. She was a good neighbor, wife and mother. She loved her children very much and always did what was best for them. She was a very loving faithful wife. Here grand-children were her crown of glory. She was always proud of them no matter what they accomplished. She always built you up-never knocked you down. She was our star until she couldn’t be any longer.

Vickie endured unfaithfulness, drunkenness and abandonment. She held it together for 34 years. She couldn’t take on our burdens any longer, she was getting weaker and we didn’t notice. Her marriage was falling apart. She wasn’t strong enough to hold it together. She was older now, tired and sick and didn’t have the strength to go on. Vickie ended her life abruptly without warning on April 22, 2015 by a self-inflicted gun-shot wound. There is not a day that goes by that we don’t miss her!