This is a list of mental health and wellness resources in Chicago. Several resources specifically offer services for people of color and LGBTQIA folks. Resources include sliding scale health services, online and in-person wellness communities, directories to culturally-specific healers and healthcare providers, and more.
Anixter Center provides an array of services for individuals with disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work and play in the community. They help more than 8,000 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
Association House of Chicago
Most of our services are at no cost to the participant. We provide services to meet immediate and long-term goals. We are fully bilingual. 70% of our staff speaks Spanish. We help the whole family. We serve every demographic and age group.
Black Girl in Om
The online and in-person destination for women of color to access information, encouragement, and inspiration. This site provides community in the form of blog posts and podcasts for things related to self-care, wellness, and natural beauty.
The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners across the country. They also offer innovative healing support to survivors of sexual violence, share audio trainings and blogs on trauma healing, and promote complementary national resources.
Chicago Center for Integration and Healing Resource List
Provides integrated psychotherapy on a wide range of mental health issues, such as relational difficulties, anxiety and depression, with a specialty in the treatment of trauma. They have a resource guide to assist clients, clinicians, families and friends on the path to healing.
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
C4's service area has expanded to rekindle hope for individuals and families on Chicago’s North Side and beyond. C4 has continually developed services to meet emerging mental health and social problems, including assistance for those struggling with mental health problems, survivors of sexual assault, young adults, and children under three years old.
CommunityHealth is the leader in delivering comprehensive, high-quality, patient-centered health care at no cost to low-income, uninsured individuals.
Center for Contextual Change
The Center for Contextual Change is a national leader in the treatment of trauma, violence and sexual abuse. Whether you are a childhood survivor of these traumas or these acts are currently happening in your life. Our programs are designed to help you.
Chicago Women's Health Center
Chicago Women’s Health Center facilitates the empowerment of women and trans* people by providing access to health care and health education in a respectful environment where people pay what they can afford. All services are sliding-scale. No one is denied.
Chicago Gender Society
CGS is a social, and educational organization. The goal of CGS is to provide social and educational activities for its members, the transgender community and its supporters and the public.
Healing in Our Times Project (Jade Perry)
This mini-directory centers POC, offers low cost or sliding scale holistic wellness services, & is broken up into services for ‘the mind’, ‘the body’, ‘the soul & spirit’, and ‘the socioeconomic reality’. It was creating in the devastating wake of the 45th presidency.
Mental Health Association
We work to eliminate the unnecessary loss of life due to suicide. We focus on mental health for children, adolescents, emerging adults, families and veterans. Our programs uniquely cover identification, prevention and support.
My Unapologetic Emotional Awareness Guide
My Unapologetic Emotional Awareness Guide is a tool for working through moments of overwhelming emotion. It is the first of a series of zines meant to inspire increased attention to our community's diverse healing needs. You can download, print, and fold this zine here.
My Unapologetic Interpersonal Conflict Guide
My Unapologetic Interpersonal Conflict Guide is a tool for the individual cognitive possessing of a specific occasion of conflict. It is based on four dimensions of post-conflict justice: accountability, healing, restoration, and transformation. You can download, print, and fold this zine here.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
This is a space for queer, gender non-conforming and trans therapists of color to build, resource, and support one another as clinicians and healers. NQTTCN will provide a network of support for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) seeking transformative mental health resources rooted in social justice and liberation.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The 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-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Our Mental Health Minute
Video Series and blog intended to: a) Reduce stigma about mental health in the Black community; b) Provide resources in access, utilization, and quality of mental health care, and c) Increase mental health literacy (in a fun and relevant way!)
Therapy for Black Girls Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
This is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Dr. Bradford developed the space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant. This resources includes a therapist directory, suggested media and newsletters for black women’s self care, blog posting, workshop sign ups, and more.
Coaching, training, groups, and research to support LGBTQIA people in Chicago and beyond. Uses an individualized, strengths-based approach to build skills and resilience in ways that strengthen and support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community in Chicago and the surrounding areas.