If you, or someone you know, is dealing with depression or other mental triggers (Or you are just curious about mental health), please check out Hope For The Day, an organization that achieves suicide prevention through mental health education and outreach. They have a free mental health survey you can take online and many other free resources: Hope for the Day

If you or someone you know is dealing with suicidal thoughts, don’t leave them alone. Call the National suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or 911.

You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. They are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Affordable Therapy: A generous resource was kind enough to help me find the following affordable therapy options in Chicago. If you are not located in Illinois, and are having a hard time finding affordable therapy, please reach out and I will do my best to help you find options in your area!   

1. U.I.C has a graduate clinic, the price is based on income. Check it out here to find out more. 

2. Cathedral Counseling. Their fee is based on a phone conversation with you and your financial situation, definitely worth a call! Click here to find out more. 

3.Clarity Chicago offers a 50 dollar sliding scale fee to meet with one of their resident masters students. You can check it out here if that is within your means.

4. The Awakening Center. They have a list of very affordable sliding scale spots. However, there is sometimes a waiting list. Check it outhere 

5. Thrive Counseling Services: Located in Oak Park, they charge on a case by case basis. You can give them a call following this link, and see what options are available to you

The Breathe Network: The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual violence with trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing arts practitioners. We provide training and education for healing arts practitioners in understanding the impacts of sexual violence and how to provide trauma-informed care within their practice.Please check them out here