Mental Health Resources
School mental health services are integral to student success. Mental health is as important as physical health to children’s quality of life and directly impacts their learning and development. Children cannot learn effectively if they are struggling with a mental health problem, such as depression, or feel overwhelmed by academic, social or family pressures. It is important to recognize that mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness; it also means having the skills necessary to cope with life’s challenges. Students, families, schools, and society at large benefit when schools meet the needs of the whole child by fostering social-emotional skills and identifying and preventing mental health problems early.
- GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss
- Chicago and Illinois Mental Health Agencies and Organizations
- Teen Depression is a resource for students, parents and teachers
- Suicide Prevention Understanding and preventing suicide.
- Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
The following links are helpful resources broken down by specific needs: