Mental health has been a focus topic for most of 2021. And for good reason: an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older (about 1 in 4 adults) suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. What was once a taboo subject is now an Instagram hashtag with 33.6 million posts, a keynote speech by singer/songwriter Jewel at Advertising Week, and a serious issue that our society deals with every day. So if you missed World Mental Health Day on October 10, don’t fret. Pop by one of these locations in Chicago to relax and focus on YOU.
944 W North Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
The folks at CHHAMH opened their coffee shop to fundraise and launch sustainable programs and resources for those in crisis. With each coffee, donut, or merch purchase, you help raise funds that go towards their Normalize Therapy University. Each year, they’ve awarded scholarships to fund 5 therapy sessions for 250+ individuals in Chicago. Stop by or donate here to support an awesome cause!
222 W Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654
Own a business? Chill anywhere is an app that offers personalized meditation, mindfulness, and yoga content both live and on-demand. Their mission is to help companies and their employees live less stressed and more mindful lives. Chicago companies like Ulta, FCB, and Northwestern Medicine offer Chill to their associates. Or if you just want to try it for fun, start your free trial.
946 W Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607
If you’re looking for some guided meditation, breathe bar offers teacher-led, customized classes, workshops, seminars, and programming. Take a break, find your peace, or simply go with the flow.
1038 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
Check out this collective of ~energy workers~ that have cultivated a spiritual oasis for all souls. Whether it’s self-transformation through powerful classes or just brushing up on your mindfulness, the folks at Soul Path Studio will get you on the right path forward.
2025 W 95th St. Chicago, IL 60643
If you need a mood booster in the form of nutrition or fitness, then you must stop by the LAB. Get your paws on energy teas, smoothies, protein coffees, or meal replacement shakes. Or get your butt kicked through personal training and fitness classes. Working up a sweat = always good for the soul.
3807 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60613
Created in India about 10,000 years ago, Ayurveda “The Science of Life”, is a holistic medical system that teaches lifestyle is potent medicine. It’s their mission at Hamsa to carry out Ayurvedic traditions in a meaningful manner. Experience one of their virtual programs or a customized, private retreat to fully recharge your batteries.
6224 W Gunnison St. Chicago, IL 60630
Meditation can be intimidating. But no worries, the Meditation Center of Chicago welcomes all newbies! You’ll learn easy techniques that help you feel more present, manage daily stress, and uncover peace of mind for yourself.