Text-A-Tip: Need Immediate Anonymous Help? Text 847Help to 247637
The innovative Text-A-Tip system through LEAD provides an anonymous text-communication system for both youth and adults in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Knollwood. Operating 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, the system allows a community member to send an anonymous text message to a dedicated number and receive an immediate response from a licensed mental health professional. The person sending the text message will be able to hold a conversation with the respondent while remaining completely anonymous during the process. Persons wishing to share a concern about themselves or someone else will be able to do so, and receive help, while maintaining anonymity.
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In partnership with CICP (Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology) in Lake Bluff, CROYA has a Youth Advocate with regular office hours at CROYA. Sheila Dunn, MA, LPC received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in psychotherapy from Trinity International Divinity University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Her experience includes working with teenage adolescents as well as intensive outpatient providing family and group therapy. Please visit www.chicagointegrative.com for more information or call (847) 615-1698 to schedule an initial session.
In partnership with Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling, CROYA has a social worker with office hours at CROYA. Through the G.R.O.W. (Guidance, Resources and Options for Wellness) program, youth and families can be seen on a sliding scale fee structure. Please visit www.famservice.org for more information or call (847) 432-4981, x-200 to schedule an initial session.
- Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression (helpguide.org)
- Depression in Teens (Mental Health America)
- What Can Parents Do About Their Teenagers’ Mental Health? (The Conversation)
- Mental Health and Wellbeing in Adolescence: An Overview (Raisingchildren.net Australia)
- Tips for Helping Teens Cope with Stress (Psychology Today)
- Parent’s Guide to Social Media Apps Used by Kids (High Tech Dad)