DBSA 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.
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Hosted by Vicki Niswander. Disability Beat is about and for people with all types of disabilities with a slant toward social justice, community supports, inclusion, accessibility, freedom and choice. Listen to past shows on the Disability Beat on WEFT page.
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.
LifeLinks believes that recovery from mental health problems is possible as consumers become empowered to achieve a meaningful life and a positive sense of belonging in the community. LifeLinks also believes that:
- recovery is a process that is unique to each consumer
- hope is important to the recovery process
- services should be determined by the needs of the consumer
LifeLinks Community Education Presentation Note: To view the videos in the presentation, click on the black box.
Illinois Warm Line – 866-359-7953
The Warm Line provides complementary support to anyone age 12+ in Illinois that empowers wellness and long term recovery. The Illinois Warm Line will be able to connect you with local resources and is available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
It can be difficult to navigate all the options that are available to help you gain better health, financial independence and housing security. If you want advice about planning for retirement or finding the right insurance for your needs, or if you simply want to learn how to live healthier, HelpAdvisor provides the information and resources you need. The information HelpAdvisor provides comes from health professionals, benefits experts and both federal and state resources. Our researchers, writers and editors are passionate about helping connect people with the support and information they need. HelpAdvisor provides valuable resources, such as:
- Las Disparidades Raciales en el Tratamiento de la Salud Mental: Investigación y Recursos
- Hispanic American Mental Health Disparities Report
- Mental Health Resources: How Older Adults and Their Loved Ones Can Get Support
Recovery & Empowerment calls are held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month. See 2021: Future Calls for a list of topics and information on how to join the call.
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.
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-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 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.