Tough Topics

Some topics can be hard to talk about. If you are not comfortable asking for help, you can browse the Library shelves on your own using the catalog or the call numbers by topic shared on this page and on bookmarks at the Library.

If you are comfortable asking for help, your Librarians are available to point you to books and resources.

Also shared on this page are links and phone numbers to local and national support organizations. You are not alone, and we hope you are able to find the answers and support you need.

 

Browse Books on Your Own

Browse the Library shelves using the call numbers below or place holds on items in the catalog.

TOPIC CALL NUMBER
Abusive relationships 362.8
Alcohol 362.292
Death 155.937
Depression 616.8527
Divorce 306.81
306.89
Drugs/Addiction 362.29
Eating Disorders 616.8526
Fertility 618.178
Financial Challenges 332.024
332.743
346.07
LGBTQ+ 305.9
306.2
306.7
306.76
306.848
Miscarriage 618.392
Pregnancy 306.8734
618.2
Rape 362.88
364.153

Local Resources

211 Lake County

211lakecounty.org

Community Partners for Affordable Housing

cpahousing.org

847.263.7478

PADS

Provides advocacy, dignity, and shelter for those facing homelessness.

padslakecounty.org

847.689.4357

Northern Illinois Food Bank

solvehungertoday.org/get-help

Church of the Holy Spirit
400 E Westminster Ave
Lake Forest
847.234.7633

Your First Step

Drug and alcohol treatment

yourfirststep.org/treatment-centers/lake-forest-il

855.211.7837

Lake County governmental services

lakecountyil.gov/35/Services

Behavioral Health

Substance abuse and mental health

lakecountyil.gov/684/Behavioral-Health-Services

847.377.8180

Crisis Care

lakecountyil.gov/705/Crisis-Care-Program-CCP

847.377.8088
Available 24/7

Pace Dial-a-ride (Seniors)

lakecountyil.gov/3488/Pace-Dial-a-Ride-Services

847.234.0802

Women's and Children's Health

lakecountyil.gov/2138/Women-Childrens-Health

Help Paying Bills

needhelppayingbills.com

National Resources

Emergency Services

Call 911

National Help Line

Substance use disorders and mental health

samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

1.800.662.HELP (4357)
Available 24/7