Mental Health Resources


Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Assistance by text: TEXT “GO” TO 741741

CARES (Crisis and Referral Entry Services): CARES is a telephone response service that handles mental health crisis calls for children and youth in Illinois. 1-800-345-9049

Trevor Project (suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386

PATH 211 (from a smartphone) or 1-888-865-9903

Livingston County

IHR 1-815-844-6109

McLean County

Center for Human Services 309-827-5351

Signs and Symptoms of Depression in Teens

  1. Sadness or hopelessness
  2. Irritability, anger, or hostility
  3. Tearfulness or frequent crying
  4. Withdrawal from friends and family
  5. Loss of interest in activities
  6. Poor school performance
  7. Changes in eating and sleeping habits
  8. Restlessness and agitation
  9. Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
  10. Lack of enthusiasm and motivation
  11. Fatigue or lack of energy
  12. Difficulty concentrating
  13. Unexplained aches and pains
  14. Thoughts of death or suicide

Suicide Warning Signs

  1. Talking or joking about committing suicide
  2. Saying things like, “I’d be better off dead,” “I wish I could disappear forever,” or “There’s no way out.”
  3. Speaking positively about death or romanticizing dying (“If I died, people might love me more”)
  4. Writing stories and poems about death, dying, or suicide
  5. Engaging in reckless behavior or having a lot of accidents resulting in injury
  6. Giving away prized possessions
  7. Saying goodbye to friends and family as if for the last time
  8. Seeking out weapons, pills, or other ways to kill themselves