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