The Living Room

The Living Room provides an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for adults experiencing psychiatric emergencies. Guests receive support from peer and mental health professionals in a safe and calming atmosphere. Upon arrival, guests answer several questions and are linked with a peer counselor.

Free of charge, the Living Room offers:

  • Safe, calm space
  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Problem-solving
  • Help connecting with healthcare, food and housing resources
  • Support from professionals with mental health experience
  • Access to internet
  • Light refreshments
  • Follow-up services 

Available to anyone over the age of 18, The Living Room is located at Memorial Behavioral Health at 710 N. Eighth St. in Springfield. No appointment is required, and the Living Room is open from noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Memorial Behavioral Health is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's network. We have trained professionals available to help you deal with major emotional crises of life 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or at risk of suicide, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately.

* Funding is provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services. For more information, call 217-525-1064.