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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Bloom Township High School District 206 believes in educating and supporting the whole child. With support from both home and school, the District believes an environment where all children can thrive and overcome negative emotions can be created. 

Bloom Township High School District 206 will be complying with Illinois law by meeting the requirements of Ann Marie’s Law. The law, signed in 2015, mandates that all Illinois public schools provide age-appropriate suicide and depression awareness and prevention education programs for students in grades kindergarten through 12. 

In addition, the District encourages parents who are concerned about their children to access the following resources for support. School social workers are also available at each school, if you believe your child may need additional help. 

    SASS provides intensive mental health services for youth experiencing a mental health crisis.
    SASS services are available by calling the Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line.
    (800) 345-9049
    (866) 794-0374 (TTY)
  • National Suicide Hotline
    Helping connect individuals dealing with suicidal ideations to services.
    (800) 273-8255
    (888) 628-9454 (Spanish)
    (800) 799-4889 (TTY)
  • NAMI National Alliance on Mental Health
    NAMI Illinois crisis line with referral information.
    (800) 346-4572
  • Will County Crisis Line
    24/7 comprehensive suicide prevention hotline, information, and referrals.
    Services are available for the hearing impaired.
    (815) 722-3344