Mental Health Resources

Online Mental Health Resource

 

Local and National Organizations Dedicated to Mental Health

10 Free and Low-Cost Therapy Resources for Black People and People of Color: This informative article outlines different local and national mental health organizations focused on providing low-cost, culturally-competent and quality mental health services to people of color. 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): Dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorder s and those impacted by suicide. AFSP

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): Information on depression and bipolar disorder. Local chapter. DBSA Champaign/Urbana

Freedom from Fear: Information about the diagnoses and treatment of anxiety and depression and general advocacy for mental illness. Freedom From Fear

The JED Foundation: Information about suicide prevention and reducing emotional distress for college students. JED

Mental Health America (MHA): Offers free online screenings for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Eating Disorders and much more. The website also provides a treasure trove of free online articles, podcasts, etc. MHA

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Provides education, support, and advocacy to all persons living in our community who are affected by mental illness. Local Chapter: NAMI Champaign

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 suicide prevention counseling from trained staff at the closest certified crisis center in the network or online. Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline and chat lines available at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services 24/7 to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

  • The Trevor Project Website
  • Text and chat Trevor Lifelines are available: 1-866-488-7386

Veterans: 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line for veterans and their families. 

  • Veterans Crisis Line Website
  • Call: 1-800-273-8255 - Text: 838-255

Tele-Health and Support Resources During Covid-19

Illinois’ "Call4Calm" service that allows Illinois residents to talk to a mental health professional, free of charge, during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Text TALK to 552020 for English service.
  • Text HABLAR to 552020 for Spanish service.

OSF HealthCare Behavioral and Mental Health Free App and Virtual Support

Psychology Tools’ Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty