Mental Health & Wellness
The information and resources below are offered to help if you or a loved one are struggling with mental health or wellness concerns and to share resources when needed. Lisle 202 Student Services staff are also available and willing to support your student and family in times of need. Click here to visit our Student Services page.
If you or a loved one needs help, the National Suicide Lifeline is available 24/7. Call the confidential lifeline at
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Connect with a Crisis Counselor 24/7.
Text HOME to 741741
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides free, confidential treatment referral and information service 24/7 at
Call 1-800- 622-4357 (HELP)
A 24/7 program where Illinois students can report
school safety issues.
Call - 844-4-SAFEIL
Text - SAFE2 (72332)
Email - HELP@Safe2HelpIL.com
Online tip -https://app.safe22helpil.com/
Download the app -
If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24/7 Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional at
Individuals experiencing a crisis can contact DuPage County Crisis Services 24/7 at
The National Institute of Mental Health defines self care as "taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health." Experts suggest that both small and large acts of self care can support mental wellness. Whether it is a spa day, reading a book, taking a walk, talking with a friend, or finding a moment to identify positive moments, taking moments to care for your body and mind can help you become your "healthiest self." Click the links below for resources and information about self care.
What is Self Care?
This video discusses the question "What is Self Care," why it is important, and ways to implement for self care.
Self-Care in Middle School
Middle school students discuss stressors and how they practice self care.
Self-Care in High School
High school students discuss stressors and how they practice self care.
GREAT: Helpful Practices
to Manage Stress and Anxiety
National Institute of Mental Health offers the GREAT strategy to assist with managing stress and anxiety.
Stress and Anxiety
National Institute of Mental Health shares information about stress and anxiety in adolescents.
Dealing with Stress
National Institute of Mental Health provides a guided visualization activity to help in stressful times.
Shawn Achor discusses how our brain responds to stress and what we can do manage our stress.
What is Anxiety?
This SEL sketch explains what anxiety is in a child-friendly way.
What is Anxiety?
for Junior High
LeHigh Valley Children's Hospital explains anxiety, types of anxiety, and offers ways to manage anxious feelings.
5 Signs Your Teenager is
The Mayo Clinic discusses five signs that may indicate your teen is battling depression.
Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know to Help
Teen Behavioralist Josh Shipp discusses potential causes of depression and how parents can help their teen.
National Institute of Mental Health expert Kathryn DeLonga discusses adolescent depression.
Teen Suicide Prevention
The Mayo Clinic shares warning signs and suggestions if you have concerns your teen is considering self-harm.
Suicide Prevention Strategies
National Institute of Mental Health experts discuss strategies for suicide prevention.
What Families Need to Know
Seattle Children's Hospital discusses things families should know to help prevent suicide.
for Stress Relief
Calming music and visuals for relaxation.
Spaceship to the Moon guided meditation for kids includes breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
Relaxation Strategy for Kids
The square breathing technique is helpful for increasing focus and calmness in stressful situations.
This video explains what everyday mindfulness is and the benefits of mindfulness.
STOP for Mindfulness
Mindfulness can be an effective tool in managing mental health. This video explains the STEOP strategy for mindfulness.
10 Minute Mindfulness
Meditation for Teens
This simple meditation focuses on breath and relaxation.