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 email@example.com
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 988 Lifeline provides free and confidential 24/7 support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Trevor Project Website and Crisis Line
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
NAMI Chicago Website
NAMI Chicago refers community members to over 700 resources through our free Helpline, open seven days a week.
Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Resources (a work in progress)
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
How to Be an Anti-Racist
by Ibram X. Kendi
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
by Alice Wong
Rage Becomes Her
by Soraya Chemaly
by Cathy Park Hong
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.
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.
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion aims to be the global leader in self-compassion training and to offer the highest quality programs to diverse populations, based upon scientific research and established teaching methods.
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.
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.
Home to more than 3,000,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated
as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.
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
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
by Shauna Shapiro and Chris White
by Kristen Neff
Wherever You Go, There You Are
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
by Dan Harris
by Tara Brach
Peace is Every Step
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
by Robert M. Sapolsky
by Katharine Hayhoe