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General Information

Patients and Families
Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Find answers to your questions written by leading psychiatrists, stories from people living with mental illness and links to additional resources.
American Psychiatric Association
Get Covered America
Partnerships for Prescription Assistance
Needy Meds

State of Illinois

IL Deptartment of Human Services (Public Aid)
IL Department of Public Health
IL Office of Mental Health
SNAP and Medical Assistance Information
Social Security Information

City of Chicago

Department of Aging
Department of Health
Department of Health, Division of Mental Health Information
People with Disabilities (59 years and younger)
Weather Relief Information

Adolescent/Teenage Services

Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership
Children and Firearms
Children and Grief
Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Disaster and Trauma Resource Center
Access Living
Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students
The Transition Year

Crisis Services

Between Friends, Domestic Violence Support
Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, Crisis Line
DuPage County Public Health (Mental Health), Crisis Line
It only takes ONE - suicide help
Northwestern Hospital 24 Hour Crisis Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Disability Services

Clubhouse Midwest Brain Injury
Equip for Equality
Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
Home Remodeling for Special Needs
Human Rights Authority
IL Department of Rehab Services

Domestic Violence

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
City of Chicago - Family Support Services


Center on Halstead
Howard Brown Health Center
AIDS Chicago Hotline:  (800) 342-AIDS (800-342-2437)
AIDS National Hotline:  (800) 243-AIDS (800-243-2437)

Homeless Services

Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Deborah's Place
Heartland Health Outreach (Medical Care, Non-Emergency)
North Side Housing and Supportive Services
The Night Ministry
Thresholds Mobile Assessment Unit


Advocate Hospitals
Edward Hospital and Health Services (multiple locations)
NorthShore University System
Loyola University Medical Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
University of Chicago

Mental Health Services

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Illinois Psychiatric Society
113 McHenry Road, Suite 239
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089