Suicide Prevention Resources

Mokena 159 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. 

At school, Mokena 159 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. 

Will County Crisis Line

24/7 comprehensive suicide prevention hotline, information, and referrals.
Services are available for the hearing impaired.
(815) 722-3344

National Suicide Hotline

Helping connect individuals dealing with suicidal ideations to services.
(800) 273-8255
(888) 628-9454 (Spanish)
(800) 799-4889 (TTY)

DHS Will County SASS

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)

Erica's Lighthouse

A site dedicated to information about youth depression.

The Anne Marie Foundation

The foundation that helped create Ann Marie's Law. The website shares Ann Marie's story and provides both national and local resources.

The Jason Foundation

A foundation focused on suicide prevention that provides information on youth suicide and its prevention.

The Trevor Project

A support site for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer youth who are experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Association of Suicidology