On another message board a poster is describing consuming quite a pharmacy of drugs, washed down with alcohol. This isn’t, I don’t think, a deliberate suicide attempt, more of a gesture combined with extremely self-destructive behavior. Nonetheless, it could still be fatal. This person IS depressed, doesn’t have the money for private paying for help. This is, in part, due to spending all her money on surgery connected with her sex-change, leaving said person destitute. (Her transsexual status is NOT common/public knowledge on that other board, she’s still in the closet in that regard) And, needless to say, not everyone treats such people nicely or with compassion. This person also lives in the Chicago area. I’m not sure if it’s Cook County or one of the adjacent suburbs. Frankly, I’m not even sure this person has a legal residence.
Question 1) Is there anyway to determine this person’s location sufficiently so that, if she is in Chicago, I can call the city for a well-being check?
Question 2) Does anyone know of any resources that would be available to a destitute person in regards to mental health in the Chicago area? (I’m familiar with what’s in NW Indiana, but I know for sure she isn’t that close to me. I need to know what’s in Cook County and surrounding Illinois)