Dial 911 immediately for any situations where a student is in danger of being harmed by someone or harming themselves. Do not hesitate to make your call; doing so could save student lives. After calling 911, tell a trusted parent/guardian or adult.
District 45 has partnered with Safe2Help Illinois to provide an opportunity for students to connect with a trained crisis professional during a time of need. Safe2Help Illinois allows students to submit an alert via website, text message, phone, app, or email.
All alerts are responded to by a trained Safe2Help crisis professional. Safe2Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
IMPORTANT: District 45 staff are not the initial responders to the alert and receive each alert after the Safe2Help professional provides support. District 45 staff will review alerts sent by Safe2Help during regular school hours – 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
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Additional resources you may need to assist in immediate intervention:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
CRISIS Text Line: 741741
DuPage Mental Health Resources
Dupage County Health Department – Crisis Intervention Unit – 630-627-1700
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) – 1-800-252-2873
School-Based Resources for Crisis Situations:
If you are looking for mental health resources during school hours, please contact the main number for your school and ask to be connected to the building social worker or guidance counselor. All elementary schools have a social worker, and our middle schools have both social workers and guidance counselors. In an emergency please call 9-1-1.