Suicide Prevention

Lake County offers resources to support students and parents in addressing a variety of concerns.  Some of these supports may be available for a reduced fee based on family need. Our Student Support Teams (SST) have collaborative relationships with many of the private therapists and counseling agencies listed here. Please contact your child's SST to learn more about which supports may be most appropriate.  We are here to help!

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Suicide Prevention Resources

NIMH (National Institute for Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

USA National Suicide Hotline
www.suicidehotlines.com/illinois.html
24 hours/7 days
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Warning signs for suicide:
https://afsp.org/about-suicide/risk-factors-and-warning-signs/

Signs of Suicide Program
http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/sos-signs-suicide

NASP: Preventing Youth Suicide
http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide

Other Local Prevention Resources

Catholic Charities - LOSS (Loving Outreach for Survivors of Suicide)
http://www.catholiccharities.net/loss

Lake County Regional Office - Counseling Services
847-782-4000

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org