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.


crisis resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

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)

Crisis Text Line

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)

Safe2HelpIL logo

A 24/7 program where Illinois students can report
school safety issues.

Call - 844-4-SAFEIL
Text - SAFE2 (72332)
Email -
Online tip -
Download the app -
Search Safe2HelpIL

CARES program logo

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

Call 1-800-345-9049

DuPage County Health Department logo

Individuals experiencing a crisis can contact DuPage County Crisis Services 24/7 at

Call 1-630-627-1700

referral gps logo

ReferralGPS is a web-based service designed to assist our students, parents and staff to find local mental-health and/or substance use related treatment.  Click here to learn more.

Click here to search for treatment resources.


Self Care

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.

Managing Stress & Anxiety

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
in Adolescents

National Institute of Mental Health shares information about stress and anxiety in adolescents.

Guided Visualization:
Dealing with Stress

National Institute of Mental Health provides a guided visualization activity to help in stressful times.

Research Behind
Stress Management

Shawn Achor discusses how our brain responds to stress and what we can do manage our stress.

What is Anxiety?
for Kids

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
Battling Depression

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.

Adolescent Depression

National Institute of Mental Health expert Kathryn DeLonga discusses adolescent depression.

Suicide Prevention

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.

Meditation & Mindfulness

Relaxing Music
for Stress Relief

Calming music and visuals for relaxation.

Guided Meditation
for Kids

Spaceship to the Moon guided meditation for kids includes breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

Square Breathing
Relaxation Strategy for Kids

The square breathing technique is helpful for increasing focus and calmness in stressful situations.

Everyday Mindfulness

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.