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 in 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. Please remember: These sites are not to replace therapy but are suggested for use in supplementing the therapeutic process.
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 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, caregivers, school personnel, and kids. Autism Society of Illinois Information, resources, and support for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism.
Tough Love A non-profit self-help organization that provides education and ongoing support to families, empowering parents in addressing adolescent problems.
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.
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
Career Quiz Complete this quick quiz about your interests to help identify which career areas might be the best fit for you. Based on activities you enjoy, your personal qualities and school subjects you liked, the quiz ranks the areas you may find most fulfilling.At the end, you’ll reveal which career areas best match your interests. The higher the score, the more likely you are to enjoy a career in that area.
MAPP Career Center The MAPP (Motivational Appraisal Personal Potential) career assessment is perfect for students, graduates and working adults. You’ll get a wealth of information to help find the right career that matches your unique assessment profile.
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.
McHenry County Workforce Network – Located across from the Government Center at 500 Russel Court in Woodstock, McHenry County Workforce Network has a variety of programs and services for employers and job seekers seeking assistance in meeting the challenges of today’s job market. We are an affiliate of Illinois workNet, which is a consolidated effort to provide a one-stop system for employment-related services in McHenry County and part of a nation-wide, grant-funded system.
My Next Move –The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do.The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
Skill Explorer- Skill Explorer looks beyond job titles to match you with new opportunities related to the skills and training you already have. Jobs you may not have considered. It’s a smart way to widen your career options and find a great job.
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.
Child and Adolescent
American Academy of Pediatrics An organization of pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, and young adults. Includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning pediatric issues.
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Organizations
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Organization: The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educate 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.
Break: Provides area teenagers a safe and stimulating environment for connecting, having fun, and finding acceptance among peers and adults in the community
Discover your Love Language: When we feel disconnected from the people we care about, life is a lonely place. The 5 Love Languages® are a simple and effective way to strengthen your connections, so you can experience greater joy and harmony in all of your relationships.
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.
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Northern Illinois. The Mission of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois, Inc. is to strengthen and empower communities through counseling, educating, and serving individuals in matters of housing and personal finance.
CCCS serves all clients regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, family status or physical or mental disability.
YearCompass Pass: YearCompass is a booklet that helps close your year and plan the next one. In the routine of everyday life, it’s easy to lose sight of your true goals and aspirations. And even though we all have dreams, only a few of us plan for them. Effectively, at least. YearCompass works simply. Using questions and exercises rooted in psychology it takes you through the past year, then helps you turn your dreams into achievable goals
GriefNet Resources offered for a variety of grief and grief related issues.
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.
Grief Share GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
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.
MCHelp App A free anonymous app that allows you to confidentially text or talk to a licensed mental health counselor. Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.
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.
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.
Great Schools Explore top-rated schools, find local information, talk “school” with local parents, and much more.
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.
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 to 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.
Internet and Technology Addictions Anonymous ITAA is not affiliated with any political agenda, religion, or outside interests. We’re fully self-supporting and free to all who need it. Our single purpose is to abstain from compulsive internet and technology use and to help others find freedom from this addiction.
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.
MARA Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous is a support group of people who believe in the value of medication as a means to recovery. We understand that our individual needs may not be the same; our backgrounds may not be the same; our futures may not be the same. However, our desire to live a safe lifestyle joins us together. Non-judgement is our code.
Moderation Management Moderation Management™ is a lay-led non-profit dedicated to reducing the harm caused by the misuse of alcohol
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.
Refuge Recovery Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, an emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes.
Smart Recovery An abstinence, based, not-for-profit organization with a self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using.
Standard Drink Calculator: Data from the 2015 National Alcohol Survey (NAS) consisting of individuals residing in 50 states and Washington DC, and looked at the number of drinks both women and men said they consumed per week on average in the previous 12 months.
Women for Sobriety Providing services to women alcoholics. Based on 13-statement program of positivity that encourages emotional and spiritual growth.
United Way of McHenry County, Information, and referral, matching nonprofit volunteer needs with groups and individuals that are able to help.