- Alcoholics Anonymous®: AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.
Find general information and meetings here.
- Al-Anon Family Groups: Al-Anon and Alateen is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been
affected by someone else's drinking.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat online to be connected to domestic violence advocate.
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone
experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy
aspects of their relationship.
- Pillars Community Health: Call the 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 1-708-485-5254 to be connected to
Chicago-area domestic violence advocates.
- Marijuana Anonymous: For those who feel marijuana controls their lives and wish to quit.
- Narcotics Anonymous: NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become
a major problem.
- SAMHSA: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts
to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the
impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
- NEDA: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization
dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
- Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience,
strength and hope, are recovering from anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, purging, overexercising,
restricting and overeating.
- Gamblers Anonymous: GA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope
with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover
from a gambling problem.
|General Mental Health Info
- MentalHealth.gov: General information about mental health, including how to get help.
- CDC Mental Health: Learn about mental health and find tools and resources
- College Students: Issues surrounding the mental health and well-being of college students
- Department of Veterans Affairs: Find information for veterans and the general public about causes and treatments
for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
- NIH: Information about signs and symptoms, risk factors and treatments for PTSD from
the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Pillars Community Health: Call the 24-hour sexual assault hotline at 1-708-482-9600 to be connected to Chicago-area
sexual assault advocates.
- RAINN: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence
organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE) that is confidential and can connect you to local sexual assault service
|Suicide Prevention and Support
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 for 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress.
- AFSP: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and
bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
- #BeThe1To: #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's message to spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. This
is an excellent resource for people who need expert advice about how to approach someone
who may be considering suicide, including their 5 action steps.
|Transgender Crisis Hotline
- Trans Lifeline's Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning
callers. Operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified.
|Veterans Mental Health
- Veterans Affairs--Mental Health: Get help and find mental health resources.
- Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or Text to 838255 to be connected to qualified, caring
Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline,
online chat or text.