These websites may be of interest to you if you’re interested in learning more about what you or a loved one is experiencing, or if you are seeking additional resources and support.
NAMI Chicago: https://namichicago.org/
The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Chicago Chapter offers referrals, education, and support through their website and helpline, as well as in-person education courses, trainings, and support groups for families and individuals.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: https://www.dbsalliance.org/
DBSA offers in-person and online support groups for people living with a mood disorder as well as friends and family.
Breaking the Silence: https://www.breakingthesilencementalhealth.org/
Non profit organization that focuses on Mental Wellness in the black Community.
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness: https://www.sistaafya.com/
A social impact business tailored to provide young Black women with accessible mental wellness education, resource connection, community support, and merchandise that empowers them to take charge of their mental wellbeing.
Dr. Obari Cartman: https://www.drobaricartman.com/
Chicago Alcoholics Anonymous: https://www.chicagoaa.org/
AA is a nonprofit fellowship of individuals for whom alcohol has become a major problem. They meet regularly to help each other stay sober. Meeting locations are all over Chicago.
Chicago Narcotics Anonymous: https://www.chicagona.org/
NA is a nonprofit fellowship of individuals for whom drugs have become a major problem. They meet regularly to help each other stay sober. Meeting locations are all over Chicago.
Howard Brown Health: https://howardbrown.org/
Access to LGBTQ affirming primary care, STI/STD testing, HIV/AIDS services, TGNC healthcare, and women’s health services at clinics across Chicago.
Center on Halsted: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/
Community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland.
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom: https://www.ncsfreedom.org/
Aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach.
CRISIS & SUPPORT HOTLINES
These phone numbers are accessible to anyone needing immediate support during a particularly difficult time, and are categorized by population(s) served.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
24/7 free and confidential support and crisis resources
Crisis Textline: text CONNECT to 741741
24/7 text message support for those in crisis
National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
24/7 crisis support and resources for runaway and homeless youth
Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline: 1-877-565-8860
24/7 peer support service run by trans people for trans and questioning callers that are in crisis or just need someone to talk to
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
24/7 Illinois DCFS hotline to report child abuse or neglect
Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline: 877-863-6338
24/7 support for those affected by domestic violence
Between Friends: 1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)
24/7 domestic violence crisis line
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-888-293-2080
24/7 Chicago rape hotline for survivors of sexual violence and and their significant others.
Cook County Jail Mental Health Hotline: 773-674-CARE (773-674-2273)
24/7 resource for families and friends of individuals that are currently incarcerated and living with mental illness who are in need of special treatment and/or medication while in the Cook County Jail.
Illinois Warm Line (866) 359-7953
Peer and family mental health support by phone, weekdays M – F 9 am – 5 pm
NAMI Helpline: 1-833-NAMI-CHI (1-833-626-4244)
Offers referrals, education, and support for individuals who are experiencing or are affected by mental illness.