IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION: If, for any reason, you’re experiencing an emergency and we are not available you must reach out immediately to a trusted family member, or call an emergency helpline such as the McHenry County Crisis Line at 1-800-892-8900.

We in the Marian Central Guidance Department are especially concerned for the wellness of all of our students and families during this uncertain time in all our lives. Please know that it is our mission to continue to support you even as you continue to experience restrictions in so many areas of your lives and are all doing your best to support your fellow human beings by maintaining “proper social distance”.

Do not hesitate to reach out to your counselors with any needs, questions or concerns. Mrs. Hilton – Class of ’21 and Class of ’23 (khilton@marian.com, ext. 121) and Mr. Kruse – Class of ’22 and Class of ’24 (tkruse@marian.com, ext. 122) are available in our offices for 1:1 meetings daily, via phone, or via email. Mr. Stamatakos (jstamatakos@marian.com, ext. 120) can be reached with any needs related to college and/or careers. Our office hours are 7:30 – 3:30 Monday – Friday.

It is critical that all of you pay particular attention to your mental health during this stressful time of constant unknowns and changes. This page will be used to share resources that will aid in this process.

 

RESOURCES

McHenry County Mental Health Board

McHenry County Crisis Program: 1 in 4 people will have some sort of mental health problem in their life. If you are encountering problems yourself, or know someone else who is experiencing them, please phone the McHenry County Crisis Line at 1-800-892-8900.

MCHELP app: Teens can confidentially and anonymously reach out to professional crisis counselors via text messaging 24-hours a day/7 days a week and receive an immediate reply if they or a friend is struggling with: bullying, alcohol, drug use, depression, relationship conflicts, exams/finals, anxiety or if they just need to talk. The app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. This free service is provided by The McHenry County Community Foundation, Northwestern Medicine and McHenry County Crisis Line.

Helping Numbers for McHenry County: a phone number list of organizations in a variety of categories and services including: abuse/neglect, advocacy, autism service needs, housing concerns and many others.

Support for Teens and Young Adults – Centers for Disease Control: For mental health tips, resources, and crisis helpline information related to the coronavirus and adolescents.

ISBE Student Support: At the Illinois State Board of Education, our number one priority is you – the student! We recognize that many of you have to deal with some pretty heavy issues on top of your education. If you or a friend are struggling, we encourage you to reach out to a trusted adult like your school counselor, social worker, a teacher, or an administrator. There are also hotlines available, such as the Crisis Text Line, that can help you anonymously. Check out the topics listed on this page for more resources that can help with challenges.