Important Notice for Support Network and Forum Use

Effective April 8, 2013

Dear Balanced Mind Families,

We hope you saw our important announcement on March 15, 2013, regarding the nominal monthly fee for support membership. Effective April 8th, 2013, there will be a $5 per month assessment to participate in a support network or to post a question on a forum. You will be able to read the forums without a membership, our website content will be open access to all, and our Family Helpline will be available to anyone who comes to us in crisis. When you consider the price of group or individual therapy, we hope you will agree this is a small price to pay for 24/7 support from other parents who have walked in your shoes.

We ask you to join with us and "support your support." If you feel you no longer need the assistance of The Balanced Mind Parent Network, please consider a donation so that others in the future will continue to have access to the resources you have valued in the past. 

Here are your options for payment:

-Make a recurring donation using of at least $5/month
Your initial payment will be assessed at the time you make the donation. The next assessment will be made on the 15th of May.

-Make an annual recurring payment of at least $60

You have the option of either using a credit card or PayPal account. 

Note: make sure you are logged out of your Balanced Mind account before clicking this link: 

You may call 847-492-8510 or email if you are need of assistance. 

We hope we can count on you so you can continue to count on us. The following link FAQs, but if you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of us.

Thank you,

Karen Cruise
Board Member

Julia Small
Board Member

Susan Resko
Executive Director


Join a cyber family of caring and supportive parents. We have a variety of groups designed to meet your needs. Click here to see a list of our online support communities. 

Contact our Family Helpline if you need information and resources specific to your family’s situation and can’t find what you're looking for on our site.