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Mental Health Services

April 19, 2020

Welcome to our Mental Health Services Page.

It is very important to take care of ourselves physically but also mentally.

We wanted to share the following resources with you.

~ Herscher CUSD #2 ~


Below are resources for families regarding binge drinking and addiction:




Find yourself needing some help? Text this crisis line.

~ NEW support line for our area! ~


Never be ashamed to ask for help. It's just a text away!


Below is a survey to help Project Sun collect information on Community Level Trauma experienced which will be used to inform response initiatives to better address trauma experienced by those living in our communities. Please feel free to share will your contacts to help them get a strong response base.



Project SUN is a Strong and Unified Network that is family-driven and youth-guided.
It is dedicated to strengthening the children's behavioral health system of care
in Kankakee County through a coordinated network of services and supports
to address the needs of the whole child.

Click here to take their survey.

Click here to learn more information about Project Sun.


Social Emotional Newsletter
Click on the volumes to view.

March 2021

May 25, 2020

May 18, 2020

May 11, 2020

May 4, 2020

April 27, 2020

April 20, 2020

April 13, 2020

April 6, 2020



Mindfulness Resources for Kids
Click on the link above for resources for your kids/students.

Talking to Children (suggestions for various age ranges). Tips on what
to say during infectious disease outbreaks.

Talking to Children about COVID-19 - A Parent Resource


Riverside Medical Center Behavioral Medicine Helpline
A resource for all Riverside behavioral health programs. 844-442-2551 (8-4444-CALL-1)

Virtual Counseling

How Traumas Affect the Brain

National Suicide Hotlines
1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433 (http://hopeline.com/)
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) for deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals (http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)

Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

CARES (Crisis and Referral Entry Services) Line
Call CARES when a child is at risk to himself or others, and any time you or others think a child is having a mental health crisis.
1-800-345-9049 (Voice) or 1-866-794-0374 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected call:
1-800-25-ABUSE (252-2873)

Elder Abuse Hotline
If you suspect the abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older person call:
1-866-800-1409 or 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)

Harbor House
Harbor House supports survivors of domestic violence and their families through free and confidential services including legal advocacy, counseling, emergency shelter and more.  24-Hour Hotline - 815-932-5800  (www.harborhousedv.org)

Clove Alliance:
Clove Alliance provides victims of sexual assault and abuse with crisis and counseling services. Kankakee County - 815-932-3322 / Iroquois County - 815-432-0420  (https://clovealliance.org/)

Disaster Distress Helpline
National helpline for those experiencing distress related to natural or man-made disasters. Toll-free, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Multilingual
1-800-985-5990 or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746


Community Mental Health Resources

Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
The Center is a comprehensive outpatient-counseling agency that provides mental health counseling services and therapy to children, adolescents, and adults who live and work in Kankakee County. Helen Wheeler also provides crisis screenings for adolescents (SASS) and adults.

Aunt Martha's Kankakee Community Health Center and Office

1777 E. Court St. Kankakee, IL 60901 - Phone: 877-692-8686 - https://www.auntmarthas.org

Iroquois Mental Health Center
Offers outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and adults; psychotherapy, counseling, psychiatric consultation; MI day program services, substance abuse counseling; including state-certified DUI services. Family, group, and individual services are offered.
Phone: 815-432-5241

Riverside Medical Center's Psychiatric Associates
Provides psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults. Phone: 815-937-1237


Some of the Individual
unselors in our area:

Megan Campbell- Counselor, ATR, LCPC
8 Heritage Plaza, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 506-0482

Rebecca Lowery- Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Rebecca Ellen Counseling Inc
8 Heritage Plaza, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 552-1048

Brianne Robson- Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
201 Park Place Suite 11, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 205-0146

A Life in Balance Counseling Services, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW, CRADC, DBT-C
1538 W State Route 102, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 390-3234 x1

Laura (Patton) Hogan- Counselor, LCPC, CRC, RYT
Community Counseling Services & Associates, LTD.
525 E North St Suite B, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 893-8689

Felicia Sanford- Psychologist, PsyD Associated Counseling
300 N Kennedy Drive Suite 6, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 552-1073

Linda Barbee- Counselor, LCPC
Park Place Center
201 Park Place Ste 11, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 313-4901

Benay McCue MA LCPC- Counselor, MA, LCPC
8 Heritage Plaza, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 317-5055

Chris Di Giovanni- Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
201 Park Place Suite 2, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 828-4570

Mary Weber- Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
1780 Career Center Rd, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 656-4442

Christina M Zivec- Counselor, MA, LCPC Associated Counseling
300 N Kennedy Dr Suite 6, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 981-8362

Beth Ann Shelton- Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Beth Shelton Counseling & Consulting
201 Park Place Suite 11, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 401-0515

Sarah J Falk- Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW - Keystone Counseling
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(309) 724-2191

Carl E Boyens- Counselor, MA, LCPC
Community Counseling Services & Associates, LTD
525 E North Street Suite B, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 534-4678

Becky Rzegocki- Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Community Counseling Services And Associates
525 E North Street Suite B, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 873-6344

Lynn R Bos- Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
201 Park Place Suite 11, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 317-4762 x4

Kim Knott- Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Associated Counseling
300 Kennedy Drive, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 854-4132

Philip A Kirk- Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Community Counseling Services Assc.
Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 261-1617

Kim Alberts- Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CARN, RDDP
Associated Counseling
300 North Kennedy Dr Suite 8, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 317-5048

Jon Dodds- Counselor, PhD, LCPC
750 Almar Parkway Suite 202, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(815) 935-5053

Renee Klyczek Nordstrom- Counselor, LCPC, ATR
8 Heritage Plaza, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
(708) 365-8408

Associated Counseling & Wellness Centers
300 N Kennedy Drive Suite 8, Bradley, Illinois 60915
(815) 929-0099

Institute for Social and Emotional Learning
1 Dearborn Square, Kankakee, Illinois 60901
(815) 768-3134


In addition to the above resources, the Illinois Department of Human Services Mental Health Division has a free-of-charge emotional support text line: Call4Calm Text "TALK" to 552020 and a counselor employed by a local community mental health center will call within 24 hours. You cal also text this same number with key words such as "UNEMPLOYMENT", "FOOD" or "SHELTER" and you will receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services.


Remember you are NOT alone.

We are in this together.



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