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.

COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit from the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Center

OSF HealthCare Behavioral and Mental Health Free App and Virtual Support

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