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1] Attention Defict Hyperactivity Disorder:

ADHD Coaches Organization: http://www.adhdcoaches.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association Focused on adult ADHD: http://www.add.org

The National Resource on ADHD: http://www.chadd.org/

2] Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Nicotine, Pornography, Prescription Medication, Sexual):

Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.aa.org

Northern Illinois: http://www.aa-nia.org

Al-Anon For family members and friends of alcoholics: http://www.al-anon.org

Northern Illinois: www.niafg.org

Alateen For children ages 12-18 of alcoholics: http://www.al-anon.org/for-alateen

Adult Children of Alcoholics: http://www.adultchildren.org

Drinkers checkup A site where one can assess their risk. Development of the assessment was supported by the NIH SAMSHA: http://www.drinkerscheckup.com/

Cocaine Anonymous: http://www.ca.org

DrugRehab.com An informational site about alcohol and other drug addictions: https://www.drugrehab.com/

Gamblers Anonymous: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gam-Anon For anyone affected by another person’s compulsive gambling: http://www.gam-anon.org

Marijuana Anonymous: http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org

Narcotics Anonymous: www.na.org

Nar-Anon For family members and friends of drug-addicts: http://www.nar-anon.org/

Nicotine Anonymous: http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org

Recovering Couples Anonymous: http://www.recovering-couples.org

Pills Anonymous A program of abstinence from pills and medications that have become an addiction: http://www.pillsanonymous.org/

3]Anxiety and OCD:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America Includes directory of local support groups: http://www.adaa.org

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: http://www.adaa.org/supportgroups?page=3

Midwest Anxiety: http://www.midwestanxiety.com/classes/anxiouskidsanxiousparents050316

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation: http://iocdf.org/

OCD Midwest: http://www.ocd-midwest.org/about-us/

4] Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Autism Society of America: http://www.autism-society.org

A.S.P.E.N. Asperger’s Syndrome Education Network A national non-profit organization that provides education and support to families and individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism and related disorders: http://www.aspennj.org

OASIS Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support: http://www.aspergersyndrome.org


5] Caregiving for Seniors:

Alzheimer’s Association Free Helpline: 800-272-3900

A Place For Mom A national free referral service helping families find nursing homes, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, retirement communities, home care, and other senior care options; experienced Eldercare Advisors assist families with the difficult task of selecting senior care: http://www.aplaceformom.com

Caregivers.com A caregivers blog dedicated to supporting caregivers, family members and friends involved in elder care. Covers a range of aging related topics including dealing with Alzheimer’s, evaluating assisted living options, medical treatment options, elder law and patient’s rights, geriatric resources, caregiver respite and support: http://www.caregivers.com/blog

DuPage County Senior Services: 630-407-6500 • 800-942-9412

Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging: 630-293-5990 • 800-528-2000 • http://www.ageguide.org

6] Codependency:

Codependents Anonymous : http://coda.org/

7] Depression, Bipolar, and Mood:

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation An excellent site on pediatric bipolar; includes a support group directory: http://www.thebalancedmind.org/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance The leading patient-led national support group focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses; includes a support group directory: http://www.dbsalliance.org

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: http://www.adaa.org/supportgroups?page=3

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK Open 24/7

8] Divorce:
9] Domestic Violence:

Connections for Abused Women and Their Children (CAWC) Hotline: 773-278-4566 : http://cawc.org/

Family Shelter Service – Wheaton: Hotline: 630-469-5650

Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline: 877-863-6338 https://www.domesticshelters.org/il/chicago/60622/illinois-domestic-violence-hotline#.VztAhIQrIdV

Mujeres Latinas en Accion Hotline: 312-738-5358 https://www.domesticshelters.org/il/chicago/60608/mujeres-latinas-en-accion#.VztBiYQrIdW

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: http://www.familyshelterservice.org

S.A.F.E- Support in Abusive Family Emergencies: http://www.safeservices.org/

10]Eating Disorders/Food:

Overeaters Anonymouswww.oa.org

Food Addicts Anonymous http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

11]Emotional Distress:

Emotions Anonymousfor anyone wanting to recover from emotional difficulties such as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears, resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, fatigue, tension, boredom, loneliness, withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, and compulsive behavior. http://www.emotionsanonymous.org

National Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-TALK Open 24/7

12] Family Distress:

Families AnonymousFor anyone whose ability to function normally is affected by the problems of someone close to them. http://www.familiesanonymous.org

13] Grief:

Rainbows Support groups for children going through any kind of loss: http://www.rainbows.org

Bereaved Parents of the USA For newly bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings: http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org

CNS Hospice A local hospice in Carol Stream offering bereavement groups and serving DuPage County: http://www.cadencehealth.org/

Compassionate Friends Grief support following the death of a child.: http://www.compassionatefriends.org

GriefNet An excellent website of grief resources, including links to many support groups: http://griefnet.org

GriefShare A 13-week video and workbook based support group; each week is self-contained, and one can join at any time: http://www.griefshare.com

National Suicide Prevention Helpline ·1-800-273-TALK Open 24/7

14] LGBTQ:

GLBT National Help Center: www.glnh.org

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org

Center on Halsted Local Resource List: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/coh/resources/cresources.cfm

Center on Halsted Mental Health Program: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/mentalhealth.html

The Parents and Friends and Allies United with LBGTQ: http://home.pflag.org/ http://www.cadencehealth.org/

Howard Brown Health (formerly the Howard Brown Health Center) is a Chicago, USA, based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organization. Originally founded as a healthcare provider, it now provides both health and social services in several locations in the Chicago area. (Wikipedia): http://howardbrown.org/

15] Mindfullness:
16] Sexual Assault:

Rape Victim Advocates (RVA): http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org/programs-services/

17] Trauma:

The EMDR Institute for general information about EMDR, including supporting research studies: http://www.emdr.org

EMDRIA The EMDR International Association focuses on standards in the clinical use of EMDR and certifies therapists in the use of EMDR: http://www.emdria.org

Somatic Experiencing A powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress-related conditions: http://www.traumahealing.org/