Speak anonymously
to a mental health professional

MHAGC’s Bridge2Help is designed to be a 1st response program, addressing the stigma
and prejudice associated with mental illness, by allowing individuals to
privately and anonymously receive help at no cost to themselves.

“Help when you need it”

Ask about the Bridge2Help 1st Response Program:

Bridge2Help 1st Response Program is a virtual/remote initial response service for both, people dealing with emotional, mental health issues, and people needing assistance in their efforts to help others. Initially, Bridge2Help 1st Response, will be available on specific days and times in Illinois. Outreach for the use of this service is through school communities.

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Featured Therapists

Counselor   Friday 5:00 p.m. every week

Dr. Shantelle Whitehead

I believe that every client has unique needs and, thus, I take an eclectic approach to each therapeutic relationship. This means that I get to know you, choose methods and techniques from many different schools of thought so that I can tailor the treatment/discussion plan to you. Throughout the process, I encourage frequent feedback from you so that together we can find the most effective and efficient path to achieving your goals and experiencing positive results.

Psychologist   10:00-11:00am Tuesdays

Dr. Robert Uri Heller

I am committed to help you make the changes you want- Now. In your journey of self discovery, I will help you maximize your strengths, get support around your goals and desires, and create a healthy vision for yourself. I have worked with 100s of clients and have a wide range of experience to understand you. I am practical and results oriented. Make change work for you. Assessment is often used to help clarify issues and create a mutual plan.

Counselor   9-12 PM on Mondays, 3-4PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Sandhya Talatam

Why do I feel so stuck? Why are my emotions taking over my life? Why can’t I do anything right? If you are asking these questions, you are not alone! From here on, I am with you! I know what you are going through is not easy, but you are more resilient than you think! Together, we will channel your strengths and get you to a place of well-being. Right now, it may seem hard or even impossible to visualize a change, but I am committed to helping you work through any obstacles.

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To maximize the mental and emotional wellness of the youth, adults, and families of our communities by promoting prevention and increasing empowerment through our education, collaboration, and support programs.


MHAGC addresses the mental health service gap with education-based support strategies and resources, which promote effective action and create an environment essential for recovery.  The MHAGC Bridge2Help 1st Response service is such an example.  Bridge2Help 1st Response service provides virtual guidance and help to anonymously and effectively deal with an organizations mental health concerns providing free help to employees don’t know where to turn to get the support they need.

MHAGC’s resources reduce the stigma and prejudice associated with mental illness and offer individuals a discrete path to mental health support. Companies that sponsor MHAGC’s programs gain a competitive advantage, enhance their community status, reduce attrition, and increase productivity, resulting in a more engaging, and inclusive company culture.