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Support and Resources

If you or someone you know needs help or wants to discuss mental health concerns, contact:‚Äč

  • Dial 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • Text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line

  • Contact Safe2Help Illinois: Dial 844-4-SAFEIL, Text SAFE2 (72332), email

Student and Family Crisis Resources

Emergency Assistance

If you, your child, or others are in a crisis and need immediate assistance, please dial 911. ReferralGPS: Connecting Students, Staff, and Families to Mental Health Resources

 ReferralGPS is a web-based service that aids our students, staff, and families in locating local mental health resources and treatment.

  • Complements District Support: Enhances existing support systems, serving as a valuable tool to help locate treatment options outside of the district.
  • Searchable Database: Offers a database of treatment options for easy access.
  • Care Navigation: Provides services to support families in triage, appointment scheduling, and follow-up care.
  • Filtering Options: Allows users to filter by mental health concern, clinician gender/specialty, location, and insurance acceptance.
  • Inclusive Insurance Coverage: The service is compatible with all types of private and public insurance, including PPO, HMO, Medicaid, and it caters to uninsured or underinsured families.
  • No-Cost Access: Available free of charge for use by district students, staff, and families.
  • Confidentiality Assured: Rest assured that all information entered into the ReferralGPS tool is kept completely confidential and securely stored.

Click here to search for treatment resources or connect with a Care Navigator anonymously.


Safe2Help Illinois is a 24/7 program for students to share school safety issues, find resources to get help and find encouragement to help others.

  • Phone: 844-4SAFEIL
  • Text: SAFE2 (72332)
  • Email:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in emotional distress.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 or dial 9-8-8.

Student Text-4-Help Lake County

Text HOME to 741741 to reach a licensed counselor for anonymous support.


Text TALK or HABLAR to 552020 to get connected to a counselor in your area.

Text For Help

Lake County Anonymous Text-A-Tip Line by texting HELLO to 1-844-823-5323.

Food/Shelter Resources

Dial 211 for the United Way Helpline

ISBE Resource List

ISBE has compiled a list of resources to support students' mental health 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at

Love INC Lake County

Willow House (Grief and Loss)

A Safe Place (Domestic Violence)

Simply Bee Counseling

Cherry Hill Counseling