links

The sites available are helpful in educating yourself, as well as, providing you support and information on some concerns you are facing. It is important to know that due to the constant changes with Internet sites, some may be modified or removed after a period of time. I will attempt to keep the sites as current as possible. If any of the sites have been removed or the addresses change, please notify me so that I may keep this information current. If you have any particular sites that may be of interest, it would also be appreciated that you let me know. Please remember: These sites are not to replace therapy but are suggested for use in supplementing the therapeutic process.

Anxiety Disorders

WebMD

General information about anxiety disorders and the treatment for them.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

The ADAA promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.

Attention-Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder Association  providing information, resources and networking opportunities to adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their loved ones.

C.H.A.D.D Information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for parents, care givers, school personnel, and kids. Autism Society of Illinois Information, resources, and support for individuals and families effected  by autism spectrum disorders.

Autism     

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism.

 

Behavior

Tough Love  A non-profit self help organization that provides education and ongoing support to families, empowering parents in addressing adolescent problems.

 

Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Patient directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses-depression and bipolar disorders. Information and education about Bipolar disorder-what it is, how it  is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

 

Bullying

No bullying  website offers tips, and information on victims of bullying.

Business

Illinois Small Business Center, The Illinois Small-Business Development Center is a three-way grant-funded program that provides business resources for McHenry County businesses that employ up to 500 people. Services include: free one-on-one business counseling, seminars for business owners, assistance obtaining funding

Careers

US Dept. of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics Includes source for career information. The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.  Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

McHenry County College Career Center

Career Services has the resources to help you find the type of job that you want.We’re available to assist with: Career Planning, Resume writing, cover letter development, job search strategies, interviewing skills and mock interviews, resume,  job search workshops, and job postings.

Child and Adolescent 

American Academy of Pediatrics
 An organization of pediatricians commited to the attainment of optimal physcial, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, and youg adults. Includesgeneral information related to child health and specific guidelines  concerning a pediatric issues.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Organizations

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Organization The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educates families, professionals, and the public about pediatric bipolar disorders; connects families with resources and support; advocates for  and empowers affected families; and supports research on pediatric bipolar disorders and it’s cure.

 

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Association The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

 

Grief

GriefNet  Resources offered for a variety of grief and grief related issues.

McHenry County Grief Group

McHenry County Survivors of Crime Victims

The support group will be an opportunity to meet with other survivors who are experiencing similar trauma. The focus will be on the personal journey with grief in a safe and supportive environment.

The support group is free and open to anyone. It will meet the first and third Thursday of every month, starting April 6. The meetings will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake. For more information contact the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office at (815) 334-4159.

 

Learning Disability

Learning Disability Association of America    LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on

learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the Learning Disabilities Association of America the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

 

Medication

MedlinePlus MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Presents information about OCD, treatment, and resource.

 

Other

MADD Non-profit grass routes organization. MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

NAMI NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

 

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Support International Postpartum Support International (PSI) purpose is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

 

School

Great Schools Explore top-rated schools, find local information, talk “school” with local parents, and much more.

 

Support Groups

Nami   NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Recovery International   Recovery International offers meetings to men and women of all ages that ease the suffering from mental health issues by gaining skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. In the last 79 years RI has equipped over 1 million people with tools to control behavior and change attitudes. The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

 

Sleep

SleepNet Links offered for most sleep disorders.

Sleepquest Discusses a wide range of advice on sleep problems, sleep research, and sleep medicine.

 

Substance Abuse Related Disorders

Alcoholics Anonymous  Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and woman who have a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Al-Anon and Alateen  Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives. It is not group therapy and is not led by a counselor or therapist. This support network complements and supports professional treatment. Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking. Many Alateen groups meet at  the same time and location as an Al-Anon group. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers.

DrugRehab.com . Information and answers for people fighting addiction. Their “mission” is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

In the Room InTheRooms.com is the World’s Largest, Online Social Network for the Global Recovery Community. InTheRooms is for people already in Recovery, Seeking Immediate Help from any Addiction, and their Family, Friends and Allies.

Just Think Twice.   A site developed by the Department of Enforcement Administration (DEA) Information, news, statistics, and basic drug information.

LifeRing   LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, worldwide network of people who are choosing to live in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. We encourage individuals to build their own personal recovery   programs based on three principles: sobriety, secularity, and self-direction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse Education resources & materials on drugs of abuse

Narcotics Anonymous  Offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

Smart Recovery An abstinence,based, not-for-profit organization with a self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using.

Women for Sobriety Providing services to women alcoholics. Based on 13-statement program of positivity that encourages emotional and spiritual growth.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

United Way of McHenry County, Information and referral, matching nonprofit volunteer needs with groups and individuals that are able to help.