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Mental Health and Behavioral Resources

Our community offers several resources for families who need assistance with behavioral and mental health. Below is a list of some of agencies you may consider. Please feel free to discuss your specific needs with your school nurse. They may have some additional guidance for you.

Behavioral Resources:

Lake County Health Department
3010 Grand Avenue Waukegan, IL 60085
Office Hours 8:00am- 5:00pm
Phone: 847-377-8180

Crisis Care Program
Hours: 24 hours a day

Nicasa Behavioral Health Services (ages 12+)
31979 N Fish Lake Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: 847-546-6450
Monday - Friday 8:00 am-7:00 pm; Saturday 8:00am - 4:00 pm

Behavioral Services Center (ages 5+)
25980 N Diamond Lake Rd, #111, Mundelein IL 60060           
Phone: 847-673-8577
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 9:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Mental Health Resources:

According to its website: "Safe2Help Illinois is a 24/7 program where students can use a free app, text/phone, and website ( to share information on school safety issues in a confidential environment."
Phone: 844-472-3345
Text: Safe2 to 723332

Lake County Suicide Prevention Program
Crisis Call Center: 847-377-8088

Referral GPS
We strive to create a culture of well-being for students, parents, staff and our community. To further support this endeavor, the district has invested in an additional support service through ReferralGPS. 

ReferralGPS is a service providing assistance to our community in finding local mental-health and substance-use related treatment resources. The service compliments the district's existing systems of support as a tool for student service teams and families to connect with treatment. Along with a searchable database of treatment options, ReferralGPS provides Care Navigation to assist families in triage and appointment setting. 

School district staff and families may access ReferralGPS in two ways: 

  • Contact Student Services to seek out treatment options 
  • Visit to search for treatment resources or connect with a Care Navigator anonymously 

The platform has the ability to filter by mental health concern, clinician gender/specialty, location, and insurance acceptance. The service is available for all types of private and public insurance options including PPO, HMO, Medicaid, and families that are uninsured or underinsured.  

ReferralGPS is available for students at no cost. All information entered on the ReferralGPS tool is completely confidential and securely stored. 

Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider reaching out to the Student Services team or visiting HTTPS://REFERRALGPS.COM/FIND-HELP/D116.