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“At C4 I found a support system that helped me . . .
and allowed myself to bloom.” - Sharon

Sharon was helped by C4’s Art Therapy Program.

If you are having mental health problems, you are not alone. Each year, 57.7 million Americans experience mental health problems. Like other health problems, the sooner you seek help, the better.

Help with Mental Health Problems

You'll find the help you need at C4. We work with you to choose the services that will help you the most. Click here for a list of our services. C4's community mental health centers help over 6,000 individuals each year, and we create a custom plan for each person. To understand how C4's mental health services have helped people like you, click here to read personal recovery stories. Sometimes it's hard to tell if you need mental health services. Are you experiencing mental health problems? Or are you just having a bad day? Click here for a list of signs you need help. Concerned about a friend or family member? We'll help you support your loved ones and understand their mental health problems. Call C4 for information, or register online for our Mental Health First Aid class. Call 773.769.0205 to schedule an appointment at a C4 community mental health center near you.

Not sure you’re ready for mental health services? These symptom lists can help you understand whether you need help. You can also call 773.769.0205 to set an appointment at a C4 community mental health center. Anxiety Symptoms | Signs of Child Abuse | Depression Symptoms | Anorexia Symptoms & Bulimia Symptoms | Stress Symptoms | Sexual TraumaSigns of Suicide | PTSD Symptoms

Don’t see your symptoms?

C4 helps people with many other mental health problems. Please call us at 773.769.0205 to set an appointment. C4 accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most PPO insurance. However, as of October 1, we regret to report that we no longer be able to offer sliding fees due to drastic cuts in our state funding. Please watch this site for updates.

Still not sure?

Would you like the peace of mind of knowing you’re fine? Call us at 773.769.0205 to set an appointment and get a professional opinion. All services are confidential.

Mental Health Services

At C4’s community mental health centers, we provide services for children, adolescents and adults. We help people manage mental health problems, overcome substance use and recover from traumas including sexual assault and abuse. Call 773.769.0205 to schedule an appointment.

Mental Health Specialty Areas

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Mental Health Juvenile Justice (MH/JJ)
  • Pre-Admission Screenings (PAS)
  • Community Support Team (CST)

Mental Health Crisis Services

  • Crisis Services & 24-hour Crisis Intervention
  • SASS (Screening, Assessment and Support Services) for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Counseling and Therapy

  • Art and Expressive Therapies
  • Counseling/Therapy in Individual, Couple, Family and Group Settings
  • School-Based Services for Children
  • Home-Based Services for Older Adults

Psychiatric Services

  • Medication Monitoring
  • Psychiatric Evaluations

Social Services

  • Community Support
  • Mental Health Case Management
  • Representative Payee Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation, including Supported Employment
  • Drop-In Center for adults

Trauma Recovery Services

Education and Advocacy

We offer Youth Mental Health First Aid courses.  This FREE 8-hour educational training is for adults assisting young people ages 12-18 who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Learn More


  • Education about Mental Illness for Families
  • Life Skills for Youth (Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention)
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Education


  • Advocacy for People with Mental Health Problems
  • Parent Advocacy
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse Advocacy

Call 773.769.0205 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Elizabeth's Story

Art Therapy Saved My Life
For most of her life, Elizabeth Hipwell lived with undiagnosed mental illness. Her complex mental health challenges resulted in her living with intense depression. Elizabeth lived life thinking that she just needed to suppress her thoughts and feelings.  


Doris' Story

Doris Knight Taylor staffs the front desk at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Parks Francis Center, which helps women facing domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment.


Judie's Story

A youthful 70 years old, Judie I. is still going strong. She has recently discovered she has a gift for doing art: her whimsical creation of a butterfly floating across brightly colored fabric is featured in C4's 2012 calendar: The art of Hope.


Corey's Story

Growing into adulthood is never easy, but for a young person with mental illness, it can be overwhelming. Just ask Corey Feulner.



Alexandra's Story

For Alexandra Cox*, having a job means more than money in the bank. When the 43-year-old was hired by a Levi's Store in March, it literally changed her whole life.