You may also call the NAMI KDK helpline at 630-896-6264 for resources and referral services at anytime. Visit our website at for more information about additional education and support services we offer.

Please contact us at to propose new resources that have been helpful to you.

NAMI KDK, an affiliate of  the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, serving Kane-south, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties, is your local resource for support of those with mental illness, their families, and their communities.  

“Upon first entering Simply Destinee’s dance studio, I was blown away by the energy, joy, and laughter radiating from the students! We present to numerous schools and after-school programs each year, but I was so impressed with the students I interacted with from Simply Destinee. This organization is truly working to change the lives of the students who participate in their program and provide them with support, whatever that might be.”

–Jessica Isaacson, Executive Director, NAMI Kane-South, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties.

Breaking Free

Breaking Free is a substance use prevention and treatment agency that is committed to one goal: helping individuals and families live in a community where everyone reaches their full potential. Breaking Free offers individual outpatient counseling to individuals struggling with substance use or a dual-diagnosis, as well as group counseling for adolescents and adults. In addition, Breaking Free provides substance use and violence prevention programs and well as family programs to prevent child abuse.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Interventions

Trevor Lifeline—The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25, available at 1-866-488-7386.

TrevorChat—A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from 3–10pm ET / Noon–7pm PT.

TrevorText—A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Monday–Friday from 3–10pm ET / Noon–7pm PT by texting START to 678678.


Supported by the Dunham Fund