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JTHS Families, 

There can be an increase in unstructured time during the summer, which can lead to sadness and unexpected emotions.  We are sharing mental health resources that students and families can access while staff is out of the office.   

JTHS students, families, and staff can access free mental health services through Thriveworks.  In-person and online care is available within 3-5 days after the appointment request.  Thriveworks works with the top 4% of providers who can help with relationship issues, mental illness, grief and loss, child/adolescent/teen issues, stress, and more.  To access Thriveworks, call (855) 707-2461 or visit the Thriveworks Website.  When you call, please be prepared to provide insurance information (if available) and City of Joliet residents will need their water bill number if available.  

Our community partner, Will-Grundy National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is another resource.  Call (815) 409-7917 or visit the Will-Grundy NAMI Website to access these local mental health services.  
Mobile Crisis Response 

The Will County Health Department & Community Health Center Mobil Crisis Response (MCR) is a program that provides mental health screening and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults prior to any admission to a hospital for inpatient psychiatric care.  MCR promotes the well-being of children by maintaining them in the least restrictive settings by working with families in their home(s) or other natural environments, providing culturally and linguistically competent services, maintaining normalizing routines and activities, allowing for earlier interventions to address growing problems.  The MCR program has a 24/7 screening schedule with a backup schedule. MCR screening services are provided 365 days per year, 24 hours per day with acceptance of all referrals from CARES on a no-decline basis. The CARES line contact information is (800) 345-9049.  
Joliet Township Government Trauma Informed Behavioral Health Service 
Joliet Township Government provides free therapy services to residents 6 to 24 years old.  The Trauma Informed Therapy is provided by licensed therapists and includes psychoeducation and psychological first aid that addresses traumatic events and symptoms such as bullying, witnessing abuse, community violence, car accident, physical or sexual abuse.  To make an appointment visit the Joliet Township Behavior Health Website or view the flyer HERE
Aunt Martha’s Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS) 
The CCBYS program is a 24-hour crisis response and intervention program for youth ages 11-17.  The CCBYS team talks with youth and their families to understand the challenges at home. They work quickly to make sure everyone is safe and then make a plan to support the whole family.  CCBYS can help with youth in crisis, youth at risk of involvement with DCFS, and youth at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.  Call if you know a youth who is locked out and their parents will not allow them to return; a youth beyond the control of their parents and in immediate physical danger; a run-away; or a homeless youth without their parents.  Call (708) 679-8100 for 24/7 support and visit the CCBYS Website for more information. 

Seek Immediate Help in the Event of a Life-Threatening Emergency 
Please note that the mental health resources mentioned above are not emergency response services.  In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1, or use the National Suicide Hotline by calling or texting 988.  
Additional resources are posted to the JTHS Website.  Please reach out if help is needed.  Support is available.  We wish our families and staff a safe and healthy Summer Break.  The first day of the 2024-2025 school year for students is August 19.

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