Welcome to the Resources Page. You can browse supportive websites, useful apps, and helpful books here. It is updated frequently, so check back often!

Free or Low-Cost Therapy and Crisis Support

The Family Institute at Northwestern University


Whether it’s struggling through any one of life’s many stages, healing from trauma, repairing a broken relationship or learning to understand ourselves and loved ones better — taking care of our behavioral health is vital to our whole health and well-being.

This is why the Family Institute at Northwestern University exists.

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago


C4 helps people overcome mental health problems and disorders and the trauma of sexual assault and abuse. We provide services at four locations in Chicago. We also offer advocacy for people with mental health problems.

NAMI webpage and helpline


The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org

During this difficult time, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps. The resources on this page provide information to address many needs and concerns.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


1-800-273-8255

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Resources (a work in progress)

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to Be an Anti-Racist

by Ibram X. Kendi

The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack article

by Peggy McIntosh

Code Switch Podcast on NPR

Seeing White Podcast

Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace Podcast on NPR

Rage Becomes Her

Rage Becomes Her

by Soraya Chemaly

Helpful Websites

Chronic Babe


As a young woman with multiple chronic illnesses, Jenni knows what it’s like to feel limited and to want more out of life. That’s why she created ChronicBabe — to help people have an amazing life in spite of illness. She helps people gain new confidence, boost their careers, nurture lifelong friendships, have great sex, save more money, and in general, be more fabulous.

Compassionate Mind Foundation


The Compassionate Mind Foundation promotes wellbeing through facilitating the scientific understanding and application of compassion.

Dharma Seed


This website offers dharma talks (mindfulness teachings). The talks are provided for free; user donations keep the website running.

Insight Chicago Meditation Community


This is the website for the Insight Chicago Meditation Community, which is a Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation group that has been around since 1997. There is information about weekly sitting groups, monthly teachings, and retreats.


Useful Apps

Calm


Calm is an app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Experience better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with their guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music.

Headspace


Learn to meditate and live mindfully. Hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress to sleep. Bite-sized meditations for busy schedules. SOS exercises in case of sudden meltdowns.

Insight Timer


Home to more than 3,000,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated
as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.

Wellbody


A mindful approach to taking care of yourself. Guided audio sessions with exercises. Daily experiments and challenges to help you find what works for you and make progress toward your goal.


Recommended Reading

The 4 Week Insomnia Workbook

by Sara Dittoe Barrett, Ph.D.

The Dialetical Behavior Skills Therapy Workbook

by Matthew McKay

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

by Jon Hershfield MFT

Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong

by Kelly Wilson & Troy DuFrene

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

by Steve Hayes & Spencer Smith

The Happiness Trap

by Russ Harris

Nonviolent Communication

by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

The Dance of Anger

by Harriet Lerner

Mating in Captivity

by Esther Perel

ACT with Love

by Russ Harris

Mindful Discipline

by Shauna Shapiro and Chris White

Self-Compassion

by Kristen Neff

Wherever You Go, There You Are

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

10% Happier

by Dan Harris

Radical Acceptance

by Tara Brach

Peace is Every Step

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

by Robert M. Sapolsky