Resources

Community Support Groups

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) LogoDBSA Urbana-Champaign meetings are open to people who have depression, bipolar disorder, and/or related mental health problems, whether formally diagnosed or not. We also offer support for the friends and families of those who struggle with these illnesses. There are no doctors or therapists on staff. At DBSA Urbana-Champaign, we believe that the support and nurturing that peers provide is an integral part of recovery.

Visit the DBSA Support Meetings page for meeting locations and times.

GROW in America

The goal of GROW is recovery and personal growth, and the name “GROW” represents this goal. Recovery and personal growth are, after all, one continuously active process that is common to all humanity. GROW in Illinois has been active in Illinois for 38 years and developed a network of 115 mutual help groups across the state.

Visit the Illinois Group Listing page for meeting locations and times.

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Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health – Recovery Support Services

Recovery & Empowerment calls are held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month. See 2020: Future Calls for a list of topics and information on how to join the call.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

National Alliance of Mental Illness of Illinois (NAMI Illinois)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Illinois (NAMI Illinois) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by volunteers in 1984. NAMI Illinois is affiliated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has 20 local Affiliates throughout Illinois. NAMI Illinois has nearly 2,000 members made up of individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, and professionals. Its purpose is to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.

NAMI Illinois has a variety of education and support programs directed to individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, professionals, other stakeholders, 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.

NAMI on Campus UIUC

NAMI-UIUC, an official affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, aims to provide support, education and advocacy for all students affected by mental illness through organizing and hosting various educational, social, and awareness events.

We are an organization dedicated to advocating and educating people about the existence of mental health as well as actively work to fight against the stigma that is commonly associated with mental health.

Rattle the Stars

Rattle the Stars is a non-profit organization that provides community-based suicide prevention services. We believe that suicide prevention is not just about preventing death, but also about promoting living by creating a society that supports emotional wellness for everyone. Our services are guided by compassion and cultural awareness, and center the needs of those experiencing suicide.

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