Web Resources

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

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

DBSA offers in-person and online support groups for people living with a mood disorder as well as friends and family

Breaking the Silence

Non profit organization that focuses on Mental Wellness in the black Community

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness

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

One of the nation’s premiere experts on the mental health of young Black men

Chicago Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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 

24/7 free and confidential support and crisis resources

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Textline

24/7 text message support for those in crisis

text CONNECT to 741741

National Runaway Switchboard

24/7 crisis support and resources for runaway and homeless youth

1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline

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

24/7 Illinois DCFS hotline to report child abuse or neglect

1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)

Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 support for those affected by domestic violence


Between Friends

24/7 domestic violence crisis line

1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

24/7 Chicago rape hotline for survivors of sexual violence and and their significant others


Cook County Jail Mental Health Hotline

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.

773-674-CARE (773-674-2273)

Illinois Warm Line

Peer and family mental health support by phone, weekdays Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm

(866) 359-7953

NAMI Helpline

Offers referrals, education, and support for individuals who are experiencing or are affected by mental illness.

1-833-NAMI-CHI (1-833-626-4244)