DBSA-GC is a chapter of DBSA Alliance, our national organization. DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, its chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.
DBSA Illinois Chapters
Arlington Heights (also has Veteran's Support Group)
The following links are terrific website sources for information/services on mood disorders:
The Balanced Mind Parent Network was created to connect parents from across the world who are raising a child living with a mood disorder. The family-focused community provides reliable information to parents about mood disorders, treatment, school accommodations, research, and more.
C4 was founded in 1972 to help people released from psychiatric hospitals into the Uptown and Edgewater communities. Organized as the Edgewater-Uptown Community Mental Health Council, concerned residents received a federal grant to open an outpatient clinic.
Hope for the Day (HFTD) is a non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education.
Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy is a cooperative of independent professionals dedicated to providing innovative, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. They provide psychotherapy, counseling, psychoanalysis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mind-Body therapies, and EMDR for adults, couples, children and adolescents, families, and groups.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (Illinois)
NAMI Illinois has a variety of education and support programs directed to individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, professionals, other stake holders, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Illinois. NAMI Illinois works to inform the public about mental illness by distributing information about mental illness through every means of communication.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 150 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
Turning Pointe Behavioral Health Care Center is an outpatient mental health center with a mission to provide solid support, when you need it most. They provide expert, affordable and compassionate care to people during some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Simons Therapy is a mental health practice dedicated to providing a space for people of all backgrounds to begin their paths to self-improvement. Their team of Doctoral-level Psychologists believe that empowerment is essential to one’s psychological well being. They are passionate about helping people utilize their strengths to promote their personal growth. They provide therapy in their Denver office as well as throughout the country through HIPAA compliant Telehealth software. Their team has a variety of specialties including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, and addiction. They tailor their approaches to best meet the needs of their clients. Each of their team members has a unique set of skills and approach to therapy. This enables them to match their clients to the Psychologist that will be the best fit for them. They also offer psychological assessment for ADHD and learning disabilities, IQ testing, differential diagnosis, neurotesting, and other issues.