General Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health | (866) 615-6464 | www.nimh.nih.gov
Anxiety Disorders/Mood Disorders
Anxiety and Depression Association of America | (240) 485-1001 | www.adaa.org
International OCD Foundation | (617) 973-5801 | www.iocdf.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance | (800) 826-3632 | www.dbsalliance.org
Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous Chicago Area | (312) 346-1475 | www.chicagoaa.org
Al-Anon | (312) 409-7245 | www.al-anon.org
Narcotics Anonymous | (708) 848-4884 | www.chicagona.org
Inpatient/Intensive Outpatient Mental Health
Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital | (855) 383-2224 | www.alexianbrothershealth.org
Linden Oaks Behavioral Health | (630) 305-5500 | www.eehealth.org/services/behavioral-health
Timberline Knolls (Residential treatment for girls/women, ages 12 and up) | (855) 353-4060 | www.timberlineknolls.com
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | (800) 273-8255 | www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Child Abuse or Neglect (DCFS) Hotline | (800) 252-2873 | www.illinois.gov/dcfs/safekids/reporting/Pages/index.aspx
National Domestic Violence Hotline | (800) 799-7233 | www.thehotline.org
Resources for Couples and Families
The Family Institute at Northwestern University | (847) 733-4300 | www.family-institute.org
The Gottman Institute | (888) 523-9042 | www.gottman.com
Resources for Adolescents
Teen Help | www.teenhelp.com
The Bridge Teen Center | (708) 532.0500 | www.thebridgeteencenter.org
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens | www.teens.drugabuse.gov
Drugrehab.com | (855) 298-2391 | www.drugrehab.com/teens
Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders
National Autism Association | (877) 622-2884 | www.nationalautismassociation.org
Wrong Planet (Asperger and Autism Forum) | www.wrongplanet.net
Meetup | A social networking website for finding friends, support groups, new experiences, causes, like-minded people, etc. It’s a de-isolation tool, and very useful! | www.meetup.com
Helpful Self-Help Smartphone Apps
Headspace: Basic relaxation and stress-reduction techniques.
Smiling Mind: App targeted for youth who struggle with depression and anxiety.
Pacifica: Designed for teens and young adults to help with symptoms of anxiety and/or panic.
Panic Relief: Designed to help people with effectively manage panic attacks
Depression CBT Self-help Guide: Mood improvement tools based on cognitive-behavioral therapy
*I’m posting these above resources in the spirit of information-sharing, which some clients may find helpful. I cannot guarantee the effectiveness or accuracy of any of the above resources. Content found in any of the resources listed reflects the work of that company or organization, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Drea Richards, MA, LCPC.
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