Mental Health Resources and Support

  • District 47 recognizes that mental health is critical to student's academic success and their ability to engage in their education. The district is committed to increasing awareness and prevention of depression and suicide per board policy 7:290. Below are easily accessible mental health resources for students and adults alike.    



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    MCHELP is a free mobile app that provides access to counseling services 24/7 via anonymous text. McHenry County youth and adults can confidentially text concerns related to stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc. to trained, licensed mental health providers. To learn more about MCHELP, see the flyers below. To download the app, search "MCHELP" in your phone's app store.

    MCHELP FLIER - English

    MCHELP FLIER - Spanish


    988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 

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    Suicide Prevention Phone Line: 1-800-273-8255

    NEW (July 2022): Calling or texting 988 or chatting will connect you to compassionate care and support for mental health-related distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


    Safe2Help Illinois

    Safe 2 Help IL

    Call: 844-472-3345

    Text: SAFE2 (72332)



    Crisis Text Line 

    Crisis Text Line


    Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by trained volunteers who help support people in need. For help, text 741741.