District Mental Health Services

  • District 103 recognizes and values the importance of mental health support and services for the well-being of our students, staff, and school community.

    We commit to promote, provide, and develop a robust continuum of care through social-emotional and behavioral health services, multi-tiered systems of social and emotional support, restorative practices, and community partnerships to advance an equitable culture of mental health and wellness across the district.

Resources for Students and Families

  • If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, has experienced trauma, or wants to talk with someone about overwhelming thoughts and feelings, we encourage you to talk with a trusted adult. This may include a parent, guardian, or adult in your school. Your school’s student services team, which may include a nurse, psychologist, counselor, or social worker, can help you get the support you need.

    For anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, know that you are not alone and there are immediate resources available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential services 24/7. You can access this lifeline by dialing 988 or by calling 1-800-273-8255.

    If you have thoughts of depression, anxiety, loneliness, suicide, or are in a crisis, you can connect to a Crisis Counselor 24/7. To reach the Crisis Hotline, text HOME to 741741 or call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-448-3000.

    There are other hotlines you can call for targeted support for specific mental health issues. These include:

    • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago: 1-833-626-4244

    • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-4357

    • The National Eating Disorder Association: 1-800-931-2237

    • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ Support): 1-866-488-7386

    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233