General:

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness 

https://www.nami.org/Home

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health 

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Mental Health America

https://www.mhanational.org/

COVID-19 and Mental Health Resources:

NAMI: COVID-19 Resources and Information Guide:

https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/COVID-19-and-Mental-Illness-NAMI-Releases-Importan/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US

  • Frequently asked questions on mental health, mental illness, and COVID-19

Helping Teens Manage COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges: 

https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Helping_Teens_Manage_COVID19_Pandemic_Challenges.pdf

  • This fact sheet describes the effects of ongoing physical distancing on teen health and provides recommendations for adults to help teens during periods of physical isolation.

How Healthcare Personnel Can Take Care of Themselves During a Global Pandemic:

https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Sustaining_WellBeing_Healthcare_Personnel_during_Infectious_Disease_Outbreaks.pdf

  • Reviews the challenges specific to healthcare workers during infectious disease outbreaks and provides strategies for sustaining well-being specific to healthcare workers. 

LGBTQIA+:

Howard Brown:

https://howardbrown.org/

  • Provides LGBTQ affirm primary care, STI/STD testing, HIV/AIDS services, TGNC healthcare, and women's healthcare services at clinics across Chicago. Also offers a sliding scale for those who are uninsured or underinsured. 

Center on Halsted:

https://www.centeronhalsted.org/

  • Provides a vast array or programs and services to advance Chicago's LGBTQ and allied community. Services range from cooking classes, yoga, volleyball and other recreational events to job placement, HIV testing and group therapy. In addition to offering programs and services on-site, Center on Halsted serves as a gateway to the broad array of community resources available in the Chicagoland area. 

Youth Outlook: 

https://youth-outlook.org/

  • The first social service agency in Illinois dedicated solely to supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Provides "drop-in" center meetings throughout the Western Suburbs as well as support groups for parents of LGBTQ+ youth. 

PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of LGBTQ+ peoples 

https://pflag.org/about

Resources for Men:

Many Therapy: resources tailored to men 

https://mantherapy.org/

Heads Up Guys:

https://headsupguys.org/

  • A resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success 

Resources for BIPOC:

Black Mental Wellness: 

https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/

  • Provides access to evidenced-based information and resources about mental health from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community 

How to Cope with Anxiety and Racism from anxiety.org

https://www.anxiety.org/black-americans-how-to-cope-with-anxiety-and-racism

  • Explores the link between experiences of racism and stress and anxiety for Black Americans, offering a mindfulness and acceptance-based coping approach 

Therapy for Black Girls:

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

  • Focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women. This website provides a therapist directory, the latest episodes of their popular podcast, and  blog articles specifically pertaining to Black girls and women and mental health. 

Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Body Image:

NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association: 

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

NEDA: Eating Disorders Screening Tool: 

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool

ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders:

https://anad.org/

The Body is Not an Apology Movement:

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/

HAES: Health at Every Size:

https://haescommunity.com/

  • Celebrating body diversity; an inclusive and respectful community supporting people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves 

Depression:

Depression and Bipolar Alliance: 

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Peer lead support groups:  

https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/online-support-groups/

Depression Fact Sheet:

https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/depression

  • Discusses signs, symptoms, and treatment of depression 

Depression in Women Fact Sheet:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-women/index.shtml

Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet:

https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/postpartum-depression

  • The American Psychological Association provides information on symptoms, associated factors, prevention, and treatment of postpartum depression 

Heads Up Guys:

https://headsupguys.org/

  • A resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information and professional services, and stories of success  

Bipolar Disorder:

International Bipolar Foundation:

https://ibpf.org/

An Overview of Bipolar Disorders by Mayo Clinic:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355955

Substance Use/Abuse:

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
 

SAMHSA's National Helpline: 800-622-HELP (4357)

  • Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, a confidential, free, 24/7 information service in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-baesd organizations. 

Alcoholics Anonymous: Find a Meeting:

https://www.aa.org/

Chicago Alcoholics Anonymous: 

https://www.chicagoaa.org/

Chicago Alcoholics Anonyous: Find a remote/online meeting:

https://www.chicagoaa.org/remote-online-meetings/

Relationships:

The Gottman Institute: 

https://www.gottman.com/

Provides a research based approach to relationships 

The 5 Love Languages: '

https://www.5lovelanguages.com/5-love-languages/

  • Take the quiz to identify how you give and receive love. Knowing your own and your partner's love language can help your relationship grow and increase mutual understanding. There are also resources specifically for singles, men, military personnel, child and parent relationships, and teen/parent relationships. 

Grief and Loss:

Grief Share: 

https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup

  • Find a local and/or online grief support group 

Supporting Friends Who Are Grieving: 

https://www.nhpco.org/patients-and-caregivers/grief-and-loss/grief-support/supporting-friends-who-are-grieving/

Mountains

National Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (7255)

Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741

National Runaway Safeline: 800-786-2929

Trevor Helpline: 866-488-7386

  • Support for LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and under

  • Text "START" to 678678

  • Chat options available at www.thetrevorproject.org 
     

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

  • Trans Lifeline's Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers 

  • translifeline.org 
     

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

  • You can also text "LOVIES" to 866-331-9474

  • Chat options available at www.thehotline.org
     

Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990

  • Immediate crisis counseling available 24/7 related to disasters 
     

 Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Illinois Hotlines

Dupage County Crisis Intervention Unit: 630-627-1700

  • 24-hour psychiatric emergency services 

  • Crisis Residential (respite) program with up to 10 available beds for short-term crisis stabilization 
     

Association for Individual Development (AID) Crisis Line of the Fox Valley: 630-966-9393

 

Crisis Line of Will & Grundy Counties: 815-722-3344

 

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois: 773-878-8200 ext. 5064

 

CARES: 800-345-9049

  • Mental health evaluation and services, including crisis hotline,  for youth as well as adults with Medicaid 
     

Between Friends Chicago: 800-603-HELP(4357)

City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline: 877-863-6338

  • Chicago domestic violence help and referral line run by the city of Chicago 
     

Resilience, Chicago Rape Advocates: 

Chicago Metropolitan area: 888-293-2080

  • Dupage County: 630-971-3927

  • South Suburbs: 708-748-5672

    • 24/7 local rape hotline for survivors of sexual violence and their significant others run by the YMCA offering immediate support, crisis intervention, and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs