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Bipolar Resources by State

Illinois

CITY GROUP NAME ADDRESS ZIP CONTACT INFORMATION
Aurora DBSA Aurora 1N286 Woods Ave. 60188 Thomas E. Johnson, 630/653-3560
E-mail: sneezercat@aol.com
Belleville DBSA St. Elizabeth's Hospital
c/o Behavioral Health Care Services Dept.
211 S. Third Street
62222
Richard Avodoian, 618/234-2120 x.1338 or
x.1052
Fax: 618/222-4761
Bloomington DMDSG Bloomington/Normal 530 N. Center St.
61701
Judith Feezor, 309/821-1448 or 309/828-7234
Fax: 309/828-6847
Chicago
DBSA Metropolitan Chicago
4725 N. Western Ave., #220
60625
Dennis Chan, 773/275-3230
Fax: 773/275-3295
Chicago
DBSA Northwestern Medical Campus
-Asher Depression Center
675 N. St. Clair, #20-250
60611
Helen Montgomery, 312/695-3511
Elmhurst
DBSA New Hope Elmhurst
PO Box 1332
60126
Pam Wagner, 630/415-3266 vm
Elmhurst Memorial, 630/833-1400 x41250
Hinsdale
(Naperville)
DBSA Hinsdale
P.O. Box 4677
60567
Kate Moran, 630/920-0101
Kenilworth
DBSA Northshore
Kenilworth Union Church
211 Kenilworth Ave.
60043
Elizabeth Andrews, 847/251-4272
Libertyville
DBSA Libertyville Waukegan
PO Box 8911
60079
John Philipp, 847/336-8346
Mendota
DBSA Illinois Valley
207 15th Street
61342
Doris J. Meyer, 815/539-6432
Ginger Martinovich, 815/434-9556
Barb Kline, 815/434-4498
E-mail: kramer@softfarm.com
Peoria
DBSA Mood Challenge
PO Box 6074
61601
James B. Staley, 309/688-4382
Martha Buell, 309/688-4989
Quad Cities (see Davenport, IA)
Schaumburg
DBSA Alexian Brothers
321 Odlum Court
60194
Mary Bell/Alexian Brothers, 847/437-5500 x3675
Springfield
Springfield DMDSG
Memorial Medical Center
701 N. 1st Street Box 39
62781
Loretta Altom, 217/788-3505
Georgeann Wisnowsky, 217/753-2761
Fax: 217/788-5544
Urbana
CAMDA
4109 E. Oaks Rd.
61802
Janet Sawyer, 217/367-5720
or 217/351-8080
Winfield
(Aurora)
DBSA Fox Valley
2365 Coach and Surrey Lane
60506
Blanche Jones, 630/859-8035
E-mail: bmj923@aol.com
Web site: www.geocities.com/foxvalleydmda


DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

Arlington Heights

DBSA Libertyville
Contact 1: Leah Nakamura
Phone: (847) 541-7754
Contact 2: John Phillip
Additional Phone: (847) 336-8346
Email: mrsn@comcast.net
Website: www.geocities.com/dbsaarlingtonheights

Aurora
DBSA Aurora
Contact 1: Thomas Johnson
Phone: (630) 653-3560
Email: sneezercat@aol.com

Belleville
DBSA Southern Illinois
Contact 1: Milton Wildermann
Phone: (618) 475-2954
Contact 2: Maria Hickmann
Additional Phone: (618) 234-2855
Email: writer8ball@yahoo.com

Belleville
DBSA Belleville
Contact 1: Lori Arterburn
Phone: (618) 257-9216
Contact 2: Candy McCormick
Additional Phone: (618) 420-9047

Belvidere
DBSA Hope - Belvidere
Contact 1: Joan Lodge
Phone: (815) 544-4849
Contact 2: Charles Smith
Additional Phone: (815) 398-9628
Fax: (815) 544-2116
Email: mrsippyld@insightbb.com
Website: www.mharrv.org

Berwyn
DBSA Berwyn
Contact 1: Carl Ek
Phone: (708) 383-4603
Contact 2: Chris Faitz
Additional Phone: (708) 484-2490
Email: DBSA_Berwyn@yahoo.com

Berwyn
DBSA Berwyn (for teens/adolescents)
Contact 1: Laura Jean McGill-Haviland
Phone: (708) 795-1387
Email: ljmael@sbcglobal.net

Champaign
DBSA Urbana Champaign
Contact 1: Sten Johansen
Phone: (217) 344-7901
Contact 2: Zelig Bartell
Additional Phone: (217) 355-5128
Email: stenj@soltec.net

Chicago
DBSA Northwestern Medical Campus
Contact 1: Shadia Boraby
Phone: (312) 695-3511
Fax: (312) 695-5010
Email: sboraby@nmff.org

Chicago
DBSA GLBT Chicago (Gay and Lesbian Group)
Contact 1: Bill Siwicki
Phone: (773) 755-1646
Email: bill@sculptor-writer.com

Chicago
DBSA Greater Chicago
Contact 1: Marlene Chamberlain
Phone: (773) 465-3280
Contact 2: Judith Sturm
Additional Phone: (847) 359-8010
Fax: (774) 465-3385
Email: wecanhelp@dbsa-gc.org
Website: www.dbsa-gc.org

Collinsville
DBSA Madison County (faith based group)
Contact 1: Diane Pisko
Phone: (618) 677-8781
Contact 2: Carol Tucker
Additional Phone: (618) 344-5008
Email: comhaven.RN@sbcglobal.net

Danville
DBSA Danville HOPE
Contact 1: Brian James
Phone: (217) 442-3200
Fax: (217) 442-7460
Email: hopebrianjames@yahoo.com

Decatur
DBSA Mood Tides
Contact 1: Mark Hubrich
Phone: (217) 423-4854
Contact 2: Carolynn DeVore
Additional Phone: (217) 429-2132
Email: ebdevore@insightbb.com

Downers Grove
DBSA West (for ages 18-30)
Contact 1: Sarah Criner
Phone: (630) 986-9467
Contact 2: Ron Beaver
Additional Phone: (630) 750-3398
Fax: (630) 554-2594
Email: rlbeaver1@yahoo.com
Website: www.dbsawest.com

Downers Grove
DBSA West (adult group)
Contact 1: Sarah Criner
Phone: (630) 986-9467
Contact 2: Ron Beaver
Additional Phone: (630) 750-3398
Fax: (630) 554-2594
Email: rlbeaver1@yahoo.com
Website: www.dbsawest.com

Elmhurst
DBSA New Hope Elmhurst
Contact 1: Chapter Information Line
Phone: (630) 279-6347
Contact 2: Jim Lee
Additional Phone: (630) 415-3266

Elmhurst
DBSA New Hope Elmhurst (for friends and family)
Contact 1: Chapter Information Line
Phone: (630) 279-6347
Contact 2: Jim Lee
Additional Phone: (630) 415-3266

Freeport
DBSA Freeport
Contact 1: Daniel E. Neal
Phone: (815) 599-7337
Contact 2: Jennifer Cilino or jcilino@fhn.org
Additional Phone: (815) 599-7322
Fax: (815) 599-7397
Email: dneal@fhn.org
Website: www.fhn.org

Kenilworth
DBSA North Shore Kenilworth Union Church
Contact 1: Church Office
Phone: (847) 251-4272
Contact 2: Jim LaRochelle
Additional Phone: (847) 475-0140
Fax: (847) 251-4289
Email: jimlaro@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.kuc.org/care/supportgroups.html

Libertyville
DBSA Libertyville
Contact 1: John Philipp
Phone: (847) 336-8346
Contact 2: Dick Davis
Additional Phone: (847) 395-2848
Fax: (847) 395-2128
Email: DBSA_libertyville@yahoo.com

Lockport
DBSA Will County West
Contact 1: Frank DiGiovanni
Phone: (815) 836-8954
Contact 2: Mary Ellen Giancauskas
Additional Phone: (815) 722-9797
Fax: (815) 836-8954

Maryville
DBSA Madison County
Contact 1: Diane Pisko
Phone: (618) 667-8781
Contact 2: Jim Giger
Additional Phone: (618) 654-4103
Email: dbsamc@yahoo.com

Oregon
DBSA Hope - Oregon
Contact 1: Charles Smith
Phone: (815) 398-9628
Contact 2: Curt Shauer
Additional Phone: (815) 732-4154

Palatine
DBSA Greater Chicago
Contact 1: Judith Sturm
Phone: (847) 359-8010
Contact 2: George Ronczy
Additional Phone: (847) 253-2036
Fax: (847) 359-2373
Email: wecanhelp@dbsa-gc.org
Website: www.dbsa-gc.org

Palos Heights
DBSA Palos Heights
Contact 1: Darlene Corbett
Phone: (708) 597-1936

Peoria
DBSA Mood Challenge
Contact 1: Lisa Popovich
Phone: (309) 697-8409
Contact 2: Martha Buell
Additional Phone: (309) 688-4989

Peru
DBSA Illinois Valley
Contact 1: Doris Meyer
Phone: (815) 539-6432
Contact 2: Joan Rassmansen
Additional Phone: (815) 942-6981
Email: dorisotto1967@yahoo.com

Quincy
DBSA Adams County
Contact 1: Theresa Taylor
Phone: (217) 440-1956
Fax: (217) 223-6203 (call first)
Email: ccpp@adams.net

Rockford
DBSA Hope - Rockford
Contact 1: Charles Smith
Phone: (815) 398-9628
Contact 2: Alan Holcomb
Additional Phone: (815) 378-6679
Fax: (815) 398-5995
Email: mrsippyld@insightbb.com
Website: www.mharrv.org

Urbana
DBSA Urbana Champaign
Contact 1: Sten Johansen
Phone: (217) 344-7901
Contact 2: Zelig Bartell
Additional Phone: (217) 355-5128
Email: stenj@soltec.net

Winfield
DBSA Fox Valley (adults 18+)
Contact 1: Judy Kramer
Phone: (630) 466-4851
Contact 2: Nick
Additional Phone: (630) 579-6471
Email: JudyKramer@mchsi.com
Website: www.dbsafoxvalley.org


The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) has a website at: http://www.bpkids.org that provides information to support families with children with bipolar. Fact sheets, newsletters, chat rooms, physician locators, and a support group directory for each state are also provided on this site.


Meetup.com helps people find others who share their interest or cause (like bipolar disorder), get involved on-line and locally, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. You may view a list of cities and states where meetings occur on their website (at http://www.meetup.com/locale).


If you have questions regarding bipolar disorder or are having trouble finding a support group in your area, you can contact the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for publications or other help at the NIMH Information Center at 1-866-615-6464 or at nimhinfo@nih.gov.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all.phpects of mental health and mental illness. NMHA has more than 340 affiliates nationwide. To find help and/or a support group in your community, contact NMHA by internet at: http://www.nmha.org/affiliates/ or by phone at: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).

UNITED WAY (Information and Referral): Dial 211 for information about support groups and services in Illinois.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Your State NAMI
State: Illinois
State Affiliate: NAMI Illinois
Address: 218 W Lawrence Ave
Springfield, IL 62704-2612
Primary Phone: (217)522-1403
Alternate Phone: (800)346-4572
Fax: (217)522-3598
Email Address: namiil@sbcglobal.net
Website: il.nami.org
President: Barbara Doyle
Executive Director: Lora Thomas

IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS, PLEASE CALL: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Or: 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255)

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


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