Social Emotional Support &
Suicide Prevention Services
Pursuant to Board of Education Policy 7:290 on Suicide and Depression and Awareness, the District has developed a multi-faceted suicide and depression awareness and prevention program (7:290-AP1) to increase awareness and prevention of depression and suicide. For more information, contact your child's Building Principal or the District’s Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.
Social Emotional Support & Suicide Prevention Services
Dial 911 to call for assistance or to report a concern
Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Behavioral health hospital that provides support for mental health issues, addiction, and behavioral disorders.
American Association of Suicidology
Provides information for survivors, support groups, and suicide prevention resources
Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center
Serves children who have lost a parent, sibling, or family member (sliding scale fee)
Nonprofit, self-help support organization for parents, grandparents, and siblings
Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
For those grieving the death of a loved one; seminars and support groups, access to resources
One-on-one and group grief support
847-467-7423 (general information)
224-770-2489 (24-hour line)
Lifespan Crisis Line
Crisis line for victims of domestic violence or abuse; they offer legal services, advocacy, and counseling.
LOSS (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) Program
Support group for those grieving the death of a family member or close friend
Mano a Mano
Family resource center for individuals who are immigrants and their families
McHenry County Info Referral & Crisis Line
24-hour crisis line and response team for behavioral health emergencies, problem-solving, referrals to resources, and a variety of other supports.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)
NICASA (Substance Abuse)
Nicasa is a not-for-profit behavioral health services organization
S.A.S.S. Screening Assessment and Support
A crisis mental health service program for children and adolescents. They offer crisis and counseling supports to children and adolescents.
Streamwood Behavioral Health (free initial assessments)
Hospital that provides support for a variety of mental health and/or behavioral concerns
24/7 anonymous text-communication system for youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend
Text LAKECO to 844-823-5323
Support groups, educational resources/referrals, community outreach. Monthly meetings in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Libertyville, and Bannockburn
Jackie Rhew: K-8 Presentation: Purposeful Parenting 12/3/20 (Video)
Jackie Rhew: K-8 Presentation: Purposeful Parenting 12/3/20 (PDF) in English and Spanish.
Supporting Teens Virtual Parent Workshop Presentation 11/19/20 (Video)
Due to technical difficulties, this recording only shows the second half of Jackie Rhew's presentation.
Supporting Teens Virtual Parent Workshop Presentation 11/19/20 (PDF) in English and Spanish.