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Support

It can feel lonely and isolating when you or someone you know, and love is struggling and, possibly, suicidal. It may be hard to know where to turn for support. There are usually many options available once you reach out and we’ve included crisis lines, online resources, and additional resources here as a way to find direction. Also, Visit Our Coalition Partners to see what they have to offer.  

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Online Resources

Suicide Loss Connections

Suicide Loss Connections Provides a safe place where people who have lost a friend, family member, or loved one to suicide can share openly about their feelings and experiences.

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Visit NAMI DuPage for more info.


Want to Talk With Other Parents?

Join a Conversation Circle

Conversation Circles are supportive groups of Naperville-area parents and a trained facilitator. Each circle meets once a week to discuss strategies and solutions to top parenting problems in a respectful, confidential, and non-judgmental environment.

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Reach Out

Sometimes it is hard for young people to reach out for support. A step towards doing that might be to use online resources. Reach Out is an educational site that offers support and information for teens who struggle with mental health issues, and features real stories about real teen issues.

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Go Ask Alice

This award-winning health reference website, entirely produced and funded by Columbia University, seeks to provide reliable, accurate information sincerely and sensitively so people can make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

 

Asking for help

4 Ways to Reach Out When your Depressed

You're not alone no matter how much you think you are.

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Online Friends Can Be Better than No Friends at All

Online relationships offer support in ways face to face friendships may not.

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Focusing on Others Can Take the Edge Off the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and can be difficult for some. Many people struggle with their minds full of memories, and their heart is heavy with loneliness.

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Asking for Help When You Feel Depressed

Don't be afraid to seek out support when you're feeling depressed. Friends and other loved ones can make a big difference when you're coping with depression.

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How to Support

Five Steps to save a life

Learn five simple clinically proven steps in less than 5 minutes that can help you prevent suicide. Dr. John Draper, Director of The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, breaks it down to Kevin Hines "it's like CPR" for people experiencing mental pain.

The Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed

Even though you may have good intentions when you offer a depressed person advice, you may do more harm than good.

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Parenting a Depressed Teenager

When your kids get older, and their problems become more complex you will have to transition into a supporting role. Here's some tips on how to be supportive while as they to get older.

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What Kinds of Support Are Most Supportive?

Studies show that our first instincts to help may be our worst.

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Emotionally Connect Because “You Are Worth It”

“Being With” your child and not trying to save them from feeling uncomfortable. “Connecting before Redirecting.”