Community Support Team (CST) is a behavioral health support service designed to help people experiencing severe mental illness develop recovery and resiliency-oriented skills. CST can help decrease hospitalizations and crisis episodes and increase functioning, especially for clients who are:
- Transitioning home from the hospital or inpatient rehabilitation
- At risk of out-of-home placement due to frequent psychiatric hospitalization or repeated detox
- Not gaining the intensity of care they need from less-intensive Outpatient Mental Health or Addictions Services
Clients in the CST program remain in independent, semi-independent, or family living arrangements in the community. A team of staff provide assistance in natural settings in the community, to help clients set goals and develop skills (educational, vocational, residential, mental health, financial, social, etc.). Services may include psycho-education, mental illness self-management, use of natural supports and community resources, therapy, intensive case management, and more. Any adult who is Medicaid funded (or funded by another source that supports CST) is eligible for the CST program.
Learn about our crisis hotline.
Visit our Behavioral Health page to learn about Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions Services.
Crisis Text Line
Prefer to text? Reach out to the National Crisis Text Line. Text “NOW” to 741-741.
The Living Room
Learn about The Living Room in La Grange, a peer-run alternative to the emergency room for mental health concerns and crises
Not in crisis but want to talk to someone? Call the Warm Line at 866-359-7953 and select option #5. This resource, provided by the Illinois Mental Health Collaborative, connects individuals and families with specialists and mentors who can help support you or as a family member who is living with mental illness.