Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - Call 988
Anyone in distress – or anyone trying to help someone who is – can now call a simple three-digit number, 988, to speak with a trained counselor. Studies have shown that even a brief 10-15-minute conversation can result in a caller feeling less suicidal, less depressed, and less overwhelmed.
Crisis Text Line
Students seeking emotional support can also text HOME to 741741, the Crisis Text Line, to reach a trained volunteer counselor.
Safe2Help Illinois provides a confidential way for students, staff and D26 families to share school safety concerns. 24/7. Its Ways To Get Help page is a directory of specialized hotlines, and other sections of its website provide practical steps for dealing with depression or helping a distraught friend. The checklist called 20 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Feel Like Giving Up can help a teenager overcome a bout of anxiety or depression.
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